This guide will show you how to adjust your plan view.


Panning will move your view forward and backward, left and right, from one portion of your landscape to another. To pan the view, press and hold the Middle mouse button, then drag the view to the desired location. You can also pan using the scroll bars or by using the Pan tool. The Pan tool can be found on the toolbar, as seen in the image below.

Pan Plan View

Zooming will move your view closer to, or farther away from what you are currently looking at. To zoom the view, rotate the Middle mouse wheel or, by clicking and holding the Left+Right mouse buttons while moving up or down. You can also zoom using the Zoom tool located on the toolbar.

Tip: To reverse the zoom direction, select the Reverse mouse zoom direction option found in the Program Settings dialog, under Settings on the menu bar.

Zoom Plan View

To zoom to a specific object in your design, first, select the object you wish to zoom to. Then click the Zoom to selection button on the toolbar, and it will take you to your selection. You can also zoom to your selection by clicking your desired object, and then press the Z key on your keyboard. In the image below, we first selected the pond and then clicked the Zoom to selection button on the toolbar.

Plan Zoom to Selection

To zoom into a rectangular area of your landscape, click the Zoom to Rectangle button found on the toolbar. Left click, hold, and drag the rectangle over the area you wish to zoom to, then release the mouse button and your selection will automatically fill the screen.

Zoom to Rectangle

To see the mouse or keyboard shortcut for a tool, hover the cursor over the button on the toolbar.

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