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Changing the North Direction

Realtime Landscaping Architect includes a compass which you can rotate to indicate the north direction. The north direction determines the position of the sun, which affects the angle of shadows during Realtime Walkthroughs. The north direction also determines the relative directions of survey bearings.

landscape plan north indicator

To change the compass direction:

1.   Click the Rotate tool found to the left of the screen.

2.   Click the compass to select it.

3.   Click the compass again, but this time hold the left mouse button as you move the mouse to rotate the compass.

Note: To find the compass, you may need to zoom your view so that your entire landscape is visible. To view your entire design, select the Plan view and then press the Z key on your keyboard.