Tools > Options > Toolbars

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.

Using toolbars

Toolbar collection list

Displays the opened toolbar collection files (.rui). Toolbars, toolbar groups and button icons are stored in toolbar collection files.

File menu


Creates a new toolbar collection file (.rui).


Opens an existing toolbar collection file (.rui).

Toolbar Menu


Not on menus.


Closes the selected toolbar collection.

Close All

Closes all toolbar collections.


Saves the selected toolbar collection.

Toolbar Menu


Not on menus.

  • Changes made in toolbars will not save to *.rui files until the Rhino window is closed. This command forces saving toolbar changes in a Rhino session.
  • A backup file (*.rui.rui_bak) of a toolbar collection is made before it is saved.

Save As

Saves the selected toolbar collection as a different file. The original toolbar will be closed.

Save All

Saves all toolbar collections.

Toolbar Menu


Not on menus.


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.

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.

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.

Restore Defaults

Restores the default system values. All custom appearance settings will be lost.

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


Toolbar Menu



Toolbar Layout

The Toolbar command opens the Toolbars Options page.


Toolbar Menu

Not on toolbars.

Not on menus.

The ShowToolbar command opens a specified toolbar. See: Toolbars Sizes and Styles Options > Visibility.



Toolbar Menu

Not on toolbars.

Toolbar options menu

Lock Docked Windows

The ToolbarLock command locks docked toolbars and panels. See:Toolbars Sizes and Styles Options > Lock docked windows.


Toolbar Menu

Not on toolbars.

Not on menus.

The ToolbarReset command restores toolbars to the default layout.

All toolbar (.rui) files are closed and Rhino must be restarted to complete the process. On restart, a new default toolbar file is unpacked from files installed with Rhino installer and opened.

Save options for use on other computers


Save Options settings to a file.


Restore Options settings from a file.

See also


Manage global options.




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