SketchUp’s most important and frequently used tools are found in the Large Tool Set (View > Toolbars; check Large Tool Set). These tools include:
Select [spacebar] Selects objects.
Paint Bucket [B] Applies colors and/or materials.
Eraser [E] Erases objects.
Rectangle [R] Draws rectangles.
Line (Pencil) [L] Draws lines.
Move [M] Moves objects.
Push/Pull [P] Pushes and pulls faces of objects.
Tape Measure [T] Measure distances and create guide lines.
Orbit [O] Orbits the view of the model.
Hand [H] Pans the view of the model.
Zoom [Z] Zooms the view of the model.
MENU COMMANDS. Commonly used menu commands include:
File > Import. Import reference files (.dwg, .dxf, .3ds, .stl, .jpg, others).
File > Export. Export 3D or 2D copies in other formats (.dwg, .dxf, .mxs).
Edit > Make Group. Group objects together to prevent their modification.
View > Toolbars. Control the visibility of toolbars.
View > Face Style. Control the visibility of object faces.
Plugins > Maxwell > Maxwell Fire (if installed). Realtime feedback of rendered image.
VIEW COMMANDS. The Views toolbar (View > Toolbars; check Views) includes these important tools: