Select Objects From Any Stage
Select Objects From Any Stage: Checking this box will allow you to select an object regardless of which stage it was created in. Unchecking the box will limit you to selecting only objects created on the current stage.
Object Measurement Font
Resetting Rotated Objects
Resetting Rotated Objects: The orientation of an object that has been rotated can be reset by single left clicking on the Reset Object button. This will undo all rotations and will set the object back to its original orientation. This button can be used both on drawn shapes and items from the library. Objects that have been rotated on their axis can also be reset with this button.
Editing Rotated Objects
Editing Rotated Objects: Objects drawn in the Custom Shapes Stage that have been rotated on their axis may be edited with the Edit Object button. This button will temporarily rotate the object flat in 2D so that its shape may be edited. When the button is pressed again, the shape will revert back to its current rotation.
Setting Object Elevation
Auto Elevation: With this box checked, drawn shapes will snap to the elevation of the terrain while library items will snap to the surface beneath.
Elevation Box: You can manually set an elevation for an object. This allows you to properly place items as well as float items above the ground.
Measure Tool Options
Showing Measurements: To show measurements, check the Display Measurements box. To hide the measurements, uncheck the box.
Changing the Arrow Style: Different arrow styles for the measure tool may be selected from the Arrow Style drop down box.
Changing the Measurement Text Font: The measurement text font and font size may be changed by single left clicking the Pick Font button.
Text Tool Options
Callout Text: Selecting callout text will add an arrow to the text. With the move tool, the arrow may be adjusted to point to any location in the viewport. The center point of the arrow may also be adjusted to make it bend. The color of the arrow will be the same color as the text.
Label Text: Selecting label text will create form style text with lines for information. The information label will appear on the left and lines for information will appear to the right. Left click the default label to enter your own label. Left click the lines at any time to enter the information.
Changing Text Font: The text font and font size may be changed by single left clicking the Pick Font button.
Changing Text Color: The text color may be changed by single left clicking the Color Square located to the right of the Pick Font button.
Changing Text Border Style: The text border style may changed by selecting a different border style from the drop-down menu. If you do not wish to have a text border, select None from the drop-down menu.
Changing Text Border Color: The text border color may be changed by single left clicking the Color Square located to the right of the Border Style drop-down menu.
Changing Callout Text Arrow Style: The Callout Text arrow style may be changed by selecting a different arrow style from the drop-down menu.
Showing Landscaping Items as Symbols
Showing Landscaping Items as Symbols: Items from the library may be shown in the 2D viewport either as 2D symbols or as 3D markers. To switch between 2D symbols and 3D markers, you must select an object for the check box to appear. To see items as 2D symbols check the Show Landscaping as Symbols box. Uncheck the box to use 3D markers.
Changing the Variation of a Landscaping Item
New Variation: Pressing this button will change the selected tree or plant into a new variation. Using multiple variations creates a natural and realistic look. Please note, some plants and trees do not have this option.
Playing and Pausing Item Animations
Play/Pause Button: The animations for plants and trees and other animated items from the library may be turned on or off with this button. Pressing Play will start the item animations while pressing Pause will stop the animations.
Selecting Matching Objects
Select Matching: Pressing this button will select all objects in the design that match the currently selected object. This option is especially useful when working with plants and trees or other library items. Please note that in order to select objects from different stages than your current stage you must have Select objects from any stage turned on.
VizTerra: Changing the Container Class of a Landscaping Item
Container Class: This slider allows you to change the container size symbol of a selected landscaping item placed in the design. The different container class symbols for each tree and plant are assigned in the library.
The Object Tools allow objects to be easily manipulated. The Objects Tools are Mirror, Alignment, Group, Ungroup.
Mirror Vertically: The selected object will be mirrored vertically.
Align to Slope: Selected objects will align to the slope of the terrain.
Align Right: Selected objects will align to the right most object.
Align Top: Selected objects will align to the top most object.
Align Bottom: Selected objects will align to the bottom most object.
Center Horizontal: Selected objects will be centered horizontally.
Center Vertical: Selected objects will be centered vertically.
Space Horizontal: Selected objects will be evenly spaced on the horizon.
Space Vertical: Selected objects will be evenly spaced on the vertical.
Group and Ungroup Tools
Group: Selected objects will be grouped together. Groups are moved, rotated, scaled, and hidden as one. Selecting one object in the group will select the entire group. You may group objects from different stages and of different types. It is also possible to select multiple groups and group them together. The program will remember each individual group in the larger group and allow you to ungroup back into the smaller groups. By this process you may create a group composed of multiple layers of different groups. The Group tool also allows you to Weld incomplete line and arc segments into complete shapes. Please see Weld for more information. Most complete shapes and templates from the library are groups by default.
Ungroup Selected group will be broken back into individual objects. If the group is composed of smaller groups it will be broken back into the smaller groups. The program remembers multiple levels of different groups allowing you to ungroup multiple times. Complete shapes may also be ungrouped, allowing you to adjust the lengths of the segments. Please see Weld for more information. Many templates from the library insert as groups by default and will need to be ungrouped before you can edit them or measure them with Object Properties.