Toolbars (Microsoft Windows)
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The Toolbars appear below the menus and along the left side of the application contain a user-defined set of tools and controls. Toolbar visibility is toggled under the View > Toolbars menu item.
The Getting Started Toolbar contains all of the tools and menu items necessary for a new user to become acquainted with SketchUp. These tools and menu items are: Select tool, Line tool, Rectangle tool, Circle tool, Arc tool, Make Component, Eraser tool, Tape Measure tool, Paint Bucket tool, Push/Pull tool, Move tool, Rotate tool, Offset tool, Orbit tool, Pan tool, Zoom tool, Zoom Extents tool, Get Current View button, Toggle Terrain button, Place Model button, Get Models button, and Share Models button.
Large Tool Set
The Large Tool Set contains the most-used tools and menu items for experienced users. These tools and menu items are: Select tool, Make Component, Paint Bucket tool, Eraser tool, Rectangle tool, Line tool, Circle tool, Arc tool, Polygon tool, Freehand tool, Move tool, Push/Pull tool, Rotate tool, Follow Me tool, Scale tool, Offset tool, Tape Measure tool, Dimension tool, Protractor tool, Text tool, Axes tool, 3D Text tool, Orbit tool, Pan tool, Zoom tool, Zoom Extents tool, Previous, Next, Position Camera tool, Look Around tool, Walk tool, Section Plane tool.
The buttons on the Camera Toolbar activate the Orbit tool, Pan tool, Zoom tool, Zoom Window tool, Previous, Next, and Zoom Extents tool camera tools.
The buttons on the Construction Toolbar activate the Tape Measure tool, Dimensions tool, Protractor tool, Text tool, Axes tool, and 3D Text tool.
Solid Tools Toolbar
The buttons on the Solid Tools Toolbar activate the Outer Shell tool, Intersect tool, Union tool, Subtract tool, Trim tool, and Split tool.
Outer Shell Toolbar
The Outer Shell toolbar contains one button for the Outer Shell Tool. This toolbar only appears in the free version of SketchUp.
The buttons on the Drawing Toolbar activate the Rectangle tool, Line tool, Circle tool, Arc tool, Polygon tool, and Freehand tool.
The buttons on the Styles Toolbar activate SketchUp's face rendering styles (x-ray transparency, wireframe, hidden line, shaded, shaded with textures, and monochrome).
The buttons on the Google Toolbar are used to collaborate between SketchUp and other Google products. The Toolbar contains the Add New Building, Add Location, Show Terrain, Photo Textures, Preview Model in Google Earth, Get Models, Share Model, and Upload Components buttons.
The Layers Toolbar provides quick access to several often used layer operations.
The Measurements Toolbar contains a field where you can type values corresponding to the currently activated tool. For example, you can type in the specific length of a line while you are in the Line tool. The Measurement Toolbar is used to create accurate geometry.
The Modification Toolbar contains geometry modification tools. The tools on this Toolbar are the Move tool, Push/Pull tool, Rotate tool, Follow Me tool, Scale tool, and Offset tool.
The buttons on the Principal Toolbar activate the Select tool, Make Component, Paint Bucket tool, and Eraser tool.
The Sections Toolbar allows you to conveniently execute common section operations. The controls on this Toolbar include buttons for toggling the section cut effect and toggling the display of section planes.
The Shadows Toolbar is used to control shadows. This Toolbar contains buttons to launch the Shadow Settings dialog box (left-most icon) and enable/disable shadows (second icon). This Toolbar also contains slider bars to control settings related to the time of year (left-most slider bar) and time of day (right-most slider bar).
The Standard Toolbar contains a variety of menu items which help with file and drawing management and shortcuts to printing and help operations. These menu items are New, Open, Save, Cut, Copy, Paste, Erase, Undo, Redo, Print, and Model Info.
The buttons on the Walkthrough Toolbar activate the Position Camera tool, Walk tool, and Look Around tool.
The buttons on the Views Toolbar activate SketchUp's standard views (iso, top, front, right, back, and left). The bottom view is not included, but is available from the Camera menu.
Dynamic Components Toolbar
The buttons on the Dynamic Components toolbar activate the Interaction tool, Component Options dialog box, and Component Attributes dialog box.
The buttons on the Sandbox Toolbar activate SketchUp's Sandbox tools (Sandbox From Contours, Sandbox From Scratch, Smoove tool, Stamp tool, Drape tool, Add Detail tool, and Flip Edge tool).
The Toolbar can be displayed using large and small tool buttons. Check the Use Large Tool buttons checkbox in the General panel of the Preferences dialog box to switch between large and small tool buttons.