Workspace Editor

Provides the ability to customize the Rhino workspace by adding, deleting, and editing toolbars and menus.

To edit a workspace

1. On the Tools menu, click Toolbar Layout.
2. On the Rhino Options > Toolbars > Tools menu, click Workspace Editor.

Workspace Editor


Add, delete, and edit toolbar groups, toolbars, and toolbar buttons.

Groups panel

New toolbar group

Copy toolbar group

Delete selected toolbar group or remove toolbar from group

Rename toolbar group

Toolbar panel

New toolbar item


Toolbars panel

New toolbar

Copy toolbar

Delete selected toolbar

Toolbar properties

Choose single- or multiple-column toolbar list view

Display toolbar list in a single column

Display toolbar list in multiple columns.



Add new menus and menu items and edit their properties.

Note: In the default menus, new menu items can be inserted, and these new menu items can be edited and deleted, but default menu items cannot be edited or deleted.

To add a new menu to the menu bar

In the menu bar, click Click here to add.

To add a new menu item, separator, or sub-menu

At the bottom of the menu, Click Click here to add.

Or, right-click a menu item and click Insert Menu Item.

To edit custom menu items

Right-click a menu item to edit the menu.


Insert Menu Item

Adds a new custom menu item.

Insert separator

Inserts a separator line.

Insert Sub Menu

Inserts a sub-menu.

Delete Item

Deletes custom menu items.

Item Properties

Edit bitmap

Opens the Edit Bitmap dialog box.

Menu text

The text that appears in the menu.

Status bar help text

The text that appears in the status bar when the mouse hovers over a menu item.

Macro Library

Choose a command script from the macro library.


Creates a command script for the menu item.

Plug-in Properties

Item Type

Normal item

Displays text only.

Check item

Displays a check to indicate the on/off state of the command or option.

Radio item

Displays a menu item with a radio button.

Default State



Plug-in Menu Update Handler

Demand load plug-in to handle menu update

Generate C++ Code

Generate C# Code

See also

Using toolbars and buttons

Toolbar Properties

Edit toolbar bitmap

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