Skip to content

Sketchup Keyboard Shortcuts

    Sketchup Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows

    General

    2 point arc tool

    • A

    Circle tool

    • C

    Circle tool – lock current inferences

    • Shift
    • +
    • C

    Eraser tool

    • E

    Eraser tool – soften or smooth (use on edges to make adjacent faces appear curved)

    • Alt
    • +
    • E

    Eraser tool – hide

    • Shift
    • +
    • E

    Eraser tool – unsoften or unsmooth

    • Alt
    • +
    • Shift
    • +
    • E

    Line tool

    • L

    Line tool – lock in current inference direction

    • Shift
    • +
    • L

    Line tool – lock direction

    • (arrows)
    • +
    • L

    Move tool

    • M

    Move tool – move a copy

    • Alt
    • +
    • M

    Move tool – hold down to lock in current inference direction

    • Shift
    • +
    • M

    Move tool – auto-fold (allow move even if it means adding extra edges and faces)

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • M

    Move tool – lock direction

    • (arrows)
    • +
    • M

    Offset tool

    • F

    Orbit tool

    • O

    Orbit tool – disable ‘gravity-weighted’ orbiting

    • Alt
    • +
    • O

    Orbit tool – activate pan tool

    • Shift
    • +
    • O

    Paint bucket tool

    • B

    Paint bucket tool – fill material, paint all matching adjacent faces

    • Alt
    • +
    • B

    Paint bucket tool – replace material, paint all matching faces in the model

    • Shift
    • +
    • B

    Paint bucket tool – replace material on object, paint all matching faces on the same object

    • Alt
    • +
    • Shift
    • +
    • B

    Paint bucket tool – sample material

    • Ctrl
    • +
    • B

    Push and pull tool

    • P

    Push and pull tool – push or pull a copy of the face, leaving original in place

    • Alt
    • +
    • P

    Rectangle tool

    • R

    Rectangle tool – start drawing from center

    • Alt
    • +
    • R

    Rotate tool

    • Q

    Rotate tool – rotate a copy

    • Alt
    • +
    • Q

    Scale tool

    • S

    Scale tool – scale about center

    • Alt
    • +
    • S

    Scale tool – scale uniformly, don’t distort

    • Shift
    • +
    • S

    Select tool

    • Space

    Select tool – add to selection

    • Alt
    • +
    • Space

    Select tool – add or subtract from selection

    • Shift

    Select tool – subtract from selection

    • Alt
    • +
    • Shift
    • +
    • Space

    Tape measure tool

    • T

    Tape measure tool – toggle create guide or measure only

    • Alt
    • +
    • T

    Tape measure tool – lock direction

    • (arrows)
    • +
    • T

    Zoom tool

    • Z

    Zoom tool – combine with click-drag mouse to change field of view

    • Shift
    • +
    • Z

    Sketchup Keyboard Shortcuts for Mac

    General

    2 point arc tool

    • A

    Circle tool

    • C

    Circle tool – lock current inferences

    • Shift
    • +
    • C

    Eraser tool

    • E

    Eraser tool – soften or smooth (use on edges to make adjacent faces appear curved)

    • Alt
    • +
    • E

    Eraser tool – hide

    • Shift
    • +
    • E

    Eraser tool – unsoften or unsmooth

    • Alt
    • +
    • Shift
    • +
    • E

    Line tool

    • L

    Line tool – lock in current inference direction

    • Shift
    • +
    • L

    Line tool – lock direction

    • (arrows)
    • +
    • L

    Move tool

    • M

    Move tool – move a copy

    • Alt
    • +
    • M

    Move tool – hold down to lock in current inference direction

    • Shift
    • +
    • M

    Move tool – auto-fold (allow move even if it means adding extra edges and faces)

    • Cmd
    • +
    • M

    Move tool – lock direction

    • (arrows)
    • +
    • M

    Offset tool

    • F

    Orbit tool

    • O

    Orbit tool – disable ‘gravity-weighted’ orbiting

    • Alt
    • +
    • O

    Orbit tool – activate pan tool

    • Shift
    • +
    • O

    Paint bucket tool

    • B

    Paint bucket tool – fill material, paint all matching adjacent faces

    • Alt
    • +
    • B

    Paint bucket tool – replace material, paint all matching faces in the model

    • Shift
    • +
    • B

    Paint bucket tool – replace material on object, paint all matching faces on the same object

    • Alt
    • +
    • Shift
    • +
    • B

    Paint bucket tool – sample material

    • Cmd
    • +
    • B

    Push and pull tool

    • P

    Push and pull tool – push or pull a copy of the face, leaving original in place

    • Alt
    • +
    • P

    Rectangle tool

    • R

    Rectangle tool – start drawing from center

    • Alt
    • +
    • R

    Rotate tool

    • Q

    Rotate tool – rotate a copy

    • Alt
    • +
    • Q

    Scale tool

    • S

    Scale tool – scale about center

    • Alt
    • +
    • S

    Scale tool – scale uniformly, don’t distort

    • Shift
    • +
    • S

    Select tool

    • Space

    Select tool – add to selection

    • Alt
    • +
    • Space

    Select tool – add or subtract from selection

    • Shift

    Select tool – subtract from selection

    • Alt
    • +
    • Shift
    • +
    • Space

    Tape measure tool

    • T

    Tape measure tool – toggle create guide or measure only

    • Alt
    • +
    • T

    Tape measure tool – lock direction

    • (arrows)
    • +
    • T

    Zoom tool

    • Z

    Zoom tool – combine with click-drag mouse to change field of view

    • Shift
    • +
    • Z