SketchUp Template and Toolbar Layout
Carol, you asked to see my template. Maybe others would be interested, too. Here's what it looks like when I first start SketchUp.
All the windows on the right are found in the Window menu. I keep my drawing window slightly narrower than my screen so those windows can reside outside the drawing space. Clicking on the title bars for those windows makes them roll up so they are all accessible. I've never found a case where I wanted my drawing space to be as wide as the screen so this works well for me.
And here are most of the settings I made for my custom default template.
Don't get hung up on all the extra toolbars. A bunch of them are for plugins. I made two custom toolbars which reside on the left side. They contain the main drawing and modification tools that get used most of the time. You'll notice that I've omitted the Orbit and Pan tools. There's no need for screen real estate being consumed by buttons I never use. Since Orbit and Pan are accessed via the CMB, there's no need for them. I do have the Zoom tool there. I don't zoom with it but I do use it to access the field of view setting. I also omitted the Dimension, Label and 3D Text. I don't use dimensions or labels in SU and rarely need 3D Text which can be accessed from the Tools menu when I do want it.
Irony: The opposite of Wrinkly