Migrating OSX mac shortcuts from SU 2014 to 2015


how do you do this?

I copied & replaced the plist file from

/Users/Edward/Library/Application Support/SketchUp 2014/SketchUp/Shortcuts.plist


/Users/Edward/Library/Application Support/SketchUp 2015/SketchUp/Shortcuts.plist

all my shortcuts are the same when i view them in a list, however when i try to use the ones i formerly used in SU 2014 not all of them work

Any Ideas?


The Plugins menu is renamed Extensions in v2015.
One of Trimble’s worst ideas ever…
Messing up reuse of plists and the years of ‘usage’ notes, received ‘Plugins’ wisdom and advice…

You CAN copy across a MAC’s plist from v2014 and edit it in a plain text editor, and replace all ‘Plugins’ with ‘Extensions’.
Save it and relaunch SketchUp, and that should then make available those equivalent shortcuts - of course assuming that the Plugins are installed and they now appear under the Extensions menu list…


Thank you that seemed to have worked. Sorry for the delay getting back, i thought i would receive notifications.

Great thats solved that problem, now i’m trying to make shortcuts available to my windows aswell, as i’m cross platform. I’ll have to start another post for that


just figured out the hard way - that although indeed, Plugins menu is renamed Extensions - “ThomThom’s plugins” is not (which is irrelevant if you dont have the plugin but will same you some frustration if you do.)


Hi there, Ive changed my keyboard shortcuts on my mac but they get reset every time I quite SU. I went looking for the file structure ‘Users/Edward/Library/Application Support/SketchUp 2015/SketchUp/Shortcuts.plist’ on my mac but I dont even have a library folder under my user folder much less Application Support folder etc. Im on mavericks not that it should have anything to do with it.

any advise ?


Read above - it explains how to fix it…
Remember the Plugins versus Extensions issue when copying plists from pre-2015 versions…

Important: are you holding the Alt key as you open the Finder’s menu list - this way the Libraries are added to the list…
They are hidden since you rarely want to be messing with them…

Alternatively open the Finder’s ‘GoTo’ dialog and paste the full path to the folder into it and it should open it even if you can’t normally see it.

/Users/YOUR_USER_NAME/Library/Application Support/SketchUp 2015/SketchUp

Change the SketchUp ‘number’ to suit if you want to copy between two versions…


in addition to Tig’s advice.
Finder’s ‘Go To Folder’ input field accepts ‘User Name shortcut’, so you can copy paste this in…

~/Library/Application Support/SketchUp 2015/SketchUp