How Do I Restore the Toolbar in SketchUp?

Are you wondering how to restore the toolbar in SketchUp? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

SketchUp is a powerful 3D modeling software used by professionals and hobbyists alike. Sometimes, due to various reasons, the toolbar may go missing. In this tutorial, we will walk you through the steps to restore the toolbar and get back to your modeling work.

Step 1: Accessing the Preferences

If your toolbar has disappeared in SketchUp, the first step is to access the Preferences menu. To do this:

  1. Click on the “Window” tab in the top navigation bar.
  2. From the dropdown menu, select “Preferences”.

Step 2: Restoring the Toolbar

Once you are in the Preferences menu:

  1. Navigate to “Workspace” on the left-hand side.
  2. You will find an option called “Toolbars”. Click on it.

Option 1: Resetting Toolbars

If you want to reset all toolbars to their default settings:

  1. In the Toolbars menu, click on “Restore All”.
  2. A confirmation dialog box will appear. Click “Yes” to proceed.

Your toolbars should now be restored to their default state!

Option 2: Restoring Individual Toolbars

If you prefer restoring specific toolbars:

  1. In the Toolbars menu, you’ll see a list of available toolbars. Checkmark any toolbar(s) that you wish to restore.
  2. Click on “Reset” to restore the selected toolbar(s).

That’s it! You have successfully restored the toolbar(s) in SketchUp.


The toolbar is an essential component of SketchUp, providing quick access to various tools and commands. Losing it can be frustrating, but with these simple steps, you can easily restore it and continue working on your 3D models without any interruptions.

In this tutorial, we learned how to access the Preferences menu in SketchUp and restore both all toolbars and individual ones. Remember, if you ever encounter this issue again, you now have the knowledge to fix it quickly.

Happy modeling!