How Do I Put the Toolbar on the Side of the Screen in Sketchup?

Do you find it inconvenient to have the toolbar at the top of your screen in Sketchup? Fortunately, there is a way to put the toolbar on the side of your screen for easier access.

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to accomplish this. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Open Sketchup

If you haven’t already, open Sketchup on your computer. Once it’s open, you will see the default layout with the toolbar located at the top of your screen.

Step 2: Access the Preferences

To change the position of the toolbar, we need to access Sketchup’s preferences. To do this, click on “Sketchup” in the menu bar at the top of your screen and select “Preferences” from the dropdown menu.

Step 3: Navigate to Toolbars

In the Preferences window that opens up, you will see a list of categories on the left-hand side. Click on “Toolbars” to access all toolbar-related settings.

Step 4: Customize Toolbar Placement

Within the Toolbars section, you will find various options for customizing your toolbar placement. Look for an option that says something like “Toolbar Position” or “Toolbar Placement.” This may vary depending on which version of Sketchup you are using.

  • Note: The specific wording and location may vary slightly between different versions of Sketchup.

Step 5: Choose Side Placement

In this step, you’ll need to select side placement as your preferred toolbar position. This will move the toolbar from its default position at the top of your screen to either the left or right side.

Look for options like “Left,” “Right,” “Vertical,” or similar choices. Click on your preferred side option to apply the changes.

  • Note: Depending on your preferences, you may choose to place the toolbar on the left or right side of your screen. Choose the option that works best for you.

Step 6: Close Preferences

Once you have selected your desired toolbar position, click on the “OK” button in the Preferences window to apply and save the changes.

Step 7: Enjoy Your New Toolbar Position

That’s it! You have successfully moved the Sketchup toolbar to the side of your screen. Now you can enjoy easier access to all of Sketchup’s tools and features without having to stretch your hand to reach the top of your screen.

Remember: If you ever want to revert back to the default toolbar position, simply follow these steps again and choose “Top” or “Default” as your preferred position in the preferences.

Troubleshooting Tips:

If you are unable to find the Toolbar Position or Toolbar Placement options in Sketchup’s preferences, make sure that you are using an updated version of Sketchup. Older versions may not have this feature available.

If you are still unable to locate these options, try searching for them within Sketchup’s help documentation or consult their official support resources for further assistance.

Congratulations! You now know how to put the toolbar on the side of your screen in Sketchup.

This simple adjustment can significantly improve your workflow and make navigating through Sketchup a breeze. Happy designing!