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How to Customize Your SketchUp Toolbars with Toolbar Editor


How to Customize Your SketchUp Toolbars with Toolbar Editor

SketchUp is a powerful 3D modeling software that lets you create anything from buildings to furniture. But sometimes, the default toolbars and menus may not suit your needs or preferences. That’s why SketchUp has a plugin called Toolbar Editor that allows you to customize your toolbars and create your own buttons with Ruby commands.

In this article, we will show you how to install and use Toolbar Editor to make your SketchUp experience more efficient and enjoyable.

Installing Toolbar Editor

Toolbar Editor is a free plugin that you can download from the SketchUp Extension Warehouse or SketchUcation. To install it, follow these steps:

  1. Open SketchUp and go to Window > Extension Manager.
  2. Click on the red Install Extension button at the bottom left corner.
  3. Browse to the location where you saved the downloaded RBZ file and select it.
  4. Click OK to confirm the installation.
  5. Restart SketchUp to activate the plugin.

Using Toolbar Editor


Installing Toolbar Editor

Once you have installed Toolbar Editor, you can access it from Window > Toolbar Editor. A dialog box will appear with two panels: one for creating and editing toolbars, and one for creating and editing buttons.

Creating and Editing Toolbars

To create a new toolbar, follow these steps:

  1. Click the “+” button on the left panel to create a new toolbar.
  2. Type a name for the toolbar in the text box that appears.
  3. Drag and drop items from the list of available buttons on the right panel into the toolbar panel. You can rearrange the buttons, move them into other toolbars, or remove them by dropping them out to the right.
  4. Click Apply to save your changes. You may need to restart SketchUp for some changes to take effect.

To edit an existing toolbar, follow these steps:

  1. Select the toolbar you want to edit from the drop-down list on the left panel.
  2. Add, remove, or reorder buttons as described above.
  3. Click Apply to save your changes.

Creating and Editing Buttons

To create a new button, follow these steps:

  1. Click the “+” button on the right panel to create a new button.
  2. Type a name for the button in the text box that appears.
  3. Type or paste a Ruby command or code snippet in the text area below. You can find some examples of Ruby commands on SketchUcation or other online sources.
  4. Select an icon for the button from the drop-down list below. You can also browse for a custom icon by clicking on the folder icon.
  5. Drag and drop the button into a toolbar as described above.
  6. Click Apply to save your changes.

To edit an existing button, follow these steps:

  1. Select the button you want to edit from the list on the right panel.
  2. Edit the name, command, or icon as described above.
  3. Click Apply to save your changes.

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