This guide will show you how to adjust the top-down view in Realtime Landscaping Pro.


Panning moves your view forward and backward, left and right, from one part of your landscape to another. To pan the view, press and hold the Middle mouse button, then drag to move the view to the desired position. Other options include 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 in the top down view

Zooming in or out moves 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 holding down the Left+Right mouse buttons while moving the mouse up or down. You are also able to 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 in the top down view

To zoom to a specific object in your design, first, select the object you wish to zoom into. Next, click the Zoom to selection button on the toolbar, and it will take you to your selection. Alternately, you can zoom to your selection by selecting the object and pressing the Z key on your keyboard. As illustrated in the image below, we first selected the pergola and then clicked the Zoom to selection button on the toolbar.

Zoom to selection in the top down view

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 in the top down view

Hovering the cursor over a button on the toolbar allows you to see the mouse or keyboard shortcut for a specific tool.

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