Toolbars options manage the toolbars and toolbar buttons.

The Toolbars Options page shows the contents of the toolbar layout. The toolbar layout holds the toolbars, the buttons in them, and the screen position of each toolbar. It also determines whether the toolbar is hidden or showing.

ToolbarsSizes and Styles

File menu


Creates a new toolbar collection file (.rui).


Opens an existing toolbar collection file (.rui).


Closes the selected toolbar collection.

Close All

Closes all toolbar collections.


Saves the selected toolbar collection.

Save As

Saves the selected toolbar collection as a different file.

Save All

Saves all toolbar collections.

Properties (Collection)

Opens the RUI File Properties dialog box.

Import Toolbars

Import toolbars from another collection.

Export Groups

Export toolbar groups.

Edit menu

New Group

Create new toolbar group.

New Toolbar

Create a new toolbar.


Deletes the selected toolbar.


Opens the Toolbar Properties dialog box.

Toolbar Properties

Group Name

The name of the group the toolbar belongs to.


The name of the toolbar tab. It is possible to have only one tab in a group.


The text that appears on the toolbar tab.

Edit bitmap

Opens the Bitmap Editor.

Toolbar button appearance

Image only

Displays the image only.

Text only

Displays the text only.

Both image and text

Displays both the image and the text.


Assigns a Sidebar toolbar.

The sidebar is a special group that can populated with any existing group according to the currently active tab.

In the default workspace, if you click the Curve Tools, Solid Tools, Drafting, and other tabs in the Standard group across the top, the Sidebar docked on the left is populated with the contents appropriate to the active tab.

Tools menu

Workspace Editor

Opens the Workspace Editor.

Macro Library

Opens the Macro Library.


Lists the active toolbar collections.


Lists the toolbars in the active toolbar collection.

Click a toolbar name to open the toolbar.

Right-click to open the Edit menu.

Restore Defaults

Restores the default system values. All custom toolbar settings in the default workspace will be lost. Restarting Rhino is required for this reset.

Toolbar Groups

Groups are containers for one or more toolbars that display as tabs. Floating a toolbar automatically makes a group of one.

Single-tab groups can hide the tab.

Related commands

To save options


Save Options settings to a file.


Restore Options settings from a file.

Note: When multiple sessions of Rhino are open at one time, changes made in the last Rhino session closed will be saved.

See also


Manage global options: 3D mouse, alerter, aliases, appearance, context menu, display modes, files, general, idle processor, keyboard, libraries, licenses, modeling aids, mouse, plug-ins, render, RhinoScript, selection menu, toolbars, updates and statistics, view.

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