How Do I Center a View in Sketchup?

Are you struggling to center a view in Sketchup? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

In this tutorial, we will walk you through the step-by-step process of centering a view in Sketchup. So let’s dive right in!

Step 1: Navigate to the desired view

The first step is to navigate to the view that you want to center. You can use the navigation tools such as zooming in/out, panning, and orbiting to get the desired perspective.

Step 2: Activate the Center View tool

Once you are satisfied with the view, go ahead and activate the Center View tool. You can find this tool in the toolbar or by navigating to View > Toolbars > Camera.

Step 3: Click on Center View

Click on the Center View icon and Sketchup will automatically reposition your view to the center of your model.

Step 4: Fine-tune if necessary

If you feel that the centered view needs some adjustments, you can use the navigation tools again to make any necessary modifications. This will allow you to find the perfect balance for your design.

Tips for Centering Views in Sketchup:

  • Saving Views: If you frequently work with specific views or camera angles, consider saving them as scenes. This way, you can easily switch between different views without having to manually center each time.
  • Zoom Extents: If your model is not centered properly or is too small/big after using the Center View tool, try using Zoom Extents (View > Zoom Extents). This will adjust the camera position and scale to fit your entire model within the viewport.


Centering views in Sketchup is a simple yet essential skill that can greatly improve your workflow. By following these steps and using the Center View tool, you can quickly and accurately center your views, allowing for better visualization and design precision.

Remember to practice regularly, experiment with different views, and utilize Sketchup’s tools to your advantage. Happy designing!