Select Tool = Spacebar Shift = Toggle Ctrl = Add Shift+Ctrl = Subtract Right to Left = Crossing Selection Left to Right = Window Selection Paint Bucket Tool = X Shift = Matching Ctrl = Connected Shift+Ctrl = Object Alt = Sample Paint Eraser Tool = E Shift = Hide Ctrl = Soften/Smooth Shift+Ctrl = Unsoften/UnsmoothRectangle Tool = R VCB: Length, Width Line Tool = L Shift = Inference Lock VCB: Number = Length Circle Tool = C VCB: Number+s = Segments VCB: Number+r = Radius Arc Tool = A VCB: Number = Bulge VCB: Number+s = Segments VCB: Number+r = RadiusGroups are useful for combining entities to perform a quick operation
Move Tool = M Shift = Inference Lock Ctrl = Copy (/n in vcb to div ovr length) Alt = Auto-Fold VCB: Number = Distance Push/Pull Tool = U Double-Click = Repeat Ctrl = New Face VCB: Distance Rotate Tool = Alt + R Ctrl = Copy VCB: Number = Angle VCB: Rise:Run = SlopePolygon Tool = \ VCB: Number+s = Segments VCB: Number+r = Radius
New = Ctrl + N Open = Ctrl + O Save = Ctrl + S Cut = Ctrl + X Copy = Ctrl + C Paste = Ctrl+V Erase = Del or D Undo = Ctrl+Z Redo = Ctrl+Y Print = Ctrl + P
Middle Button (Wheel): Click-Drag = Orbit Shift-Click-Drag = Pan Double-Click = Re-Center View Scroll = Zoom
Left Button: Click = Tool Operation
Right Button: Click = Context Menu
Value Control Box (VCB)Type in value and press Enter to apply the value to the active tool (no click required).
Scale Tool = S Shift = Toggle Uniform Ctrl = About Center VCB: Number = Scale Factor VCB: Number w/ units = Length Offset Tool = O VCB: Number = Length Double-Click: Repeate Orbit Tool = Middle mouse Shift = Pan Ctrl = FreeMake Component = BSimilar to groups but every instance stays the same when edited.
Quick Reference Card 2.0
Additional shortcutsMain Windows Toggle Dialogs= F Sketchup Preferences= Shift P Model Info= Ctrl + 1 Outliner= Ctrl = Q Entity info= I Components= Shift + O Pages= Alt + L Shadow Setting= Shift + SSven Butteling
Make Group = G
Toggle Shadows = Alt + S Layer Window = Shift + E Add Page = Alt + A
Tape Measure Tool = Alt + M
Ctrl = Measure Only VCB: Number = Resize Model Freehand Tool = ` Shift = Draw 3D Polyline Dimension Tool = Shift + T Text Tool = Shift + D
Zoom Tool = Alt + Z Shift = Change Field of View VCB: Number = View Angle VCB: Number in mm = Focal Length Zoom Window Tool = Z
Zoom Extents Tool = Shift + Z Previous view = Tab Walk Tool = W Shift = Move Vertically Ctrl = Run Alt = Walk Through Entities VCB: Number = Eye Height Look Around Tool = J VCB: Number = Eye Height Follow Me Tool = Alt + F Alt = Use Parameter of Surface as Path
Iso = F8 Top = F2 Front = F3 Right = F4 Back = F5 Left = F6
Wireframe = 1 Hidden Line = 2 Shaded = 3 Shaded With Textures = 4 X-Ray = T Monochrome = Alt + 6
Display Display settings= Ctrl + 2 Toggle transparancy= 5 Toggle edges= N Toggle profile lines= K Toggle sky= Home Toggle Ground= End Toggle perspective/parallel= V Section Planes=Ctrl + Alt + P Section Cuts= Ctrl + Alt + C Hide/Select Close group/component= Shift + G Hide= H Unhide last= Shift + L Unhide all= Shift + A Select all= Ctrl + A Deselect all= Ctrl + T Hide construction geometry= Q Unhide cons. geom.= Shift + Q Erase all cons. geom.= Alt + E
Protractor Tool = Alt + P Shift = Measure Only VCB: Number = Angle VCB: Rise:Run = Slope Section Tool = Ctrl + Alt+S Axes Tool = Y to reset axes, right click on one of the axes
Help = F1
To use the shortcuts listed on this reference card. You should import a sketchup shortcut settings file (usually called preferences.dat). You can find this file online on the sketchup forum (forum.sketchup.com). Search for quick reference card 2 and youll find the file. To import this file go to window->preferences->shortcuts->import and select the preferences.dat file. When working on a notebook, set the keys 1,2, etc. to alt+1 , alt+2..