Google SketchUp: The Missing Manual gives you all the
details, explanations, and examples you need to create awesome 3-D models in
SketchUp. This appendix provides quick thumbnail descriptions of every command in
Many of the menu commands have multiple keyboard shortcuts. Each command in
this list shows the available shortcuts for Windows and Mac systems. When more
than one command is available, they’re separated by a semicolon (;).
The File menu commands work on your SketchUp
documents as a whole. Use the File menu for major events like starting a new
project, opening a file you created previously, and shutting down SketchUp when
you’re finished working.
The New command opens a new SketchUp document, the proverbial clean slate.
On Windows computers if you have a document already open, SketchUp prompts
you to save the current document before opening a new one. If you need to
open more than one SketchUp document in Windows, start SketchUp a second
time and then open the second file. Macs let you open more than one document
at a time by simply creating new windows.
Opens the standard window where you can navigate through your folders and
open SketchUp files. Use Open to quickly find and
open SketchUp documents. See New for ways to open more than one SketchUp
document at a time. The techniques are different for Windows and Mac.
Open Recent (Mac)
Displays a submenu that lists SketchUp ...
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