Before you can move, scale, rotate, or otherwise adjust an
object, it must first be selected. Objects can be selected in a few different
ways, mainly depending on whether you want to select just one object or several
objects at a time.
To select objects one at a time
Move your mouse over the object in your design that you wish to select. You will
notice a dashed line appear around the object to let you know that it will be
selected when you click.
Note: This dashed line is a highlighting feature that can be turned off
if needed. See Program Settings for more
Click the left mouse button to select the object. Any other objects that may
have been selected will now be deselected. If several objects are on top of each
other, you can click several times to cycle through them. For example, if a
gazebo is sitting on top of a patio, and you want to select the patio, click
once to select the gazebo, and then click again to select the patio.
If you would like to have multiple objects selected at the same time, repeat the
steps above while holding the Shift key. Having multiple objects selected
is useful when making changes to many items at the same time.
To select objects using a
Adjust your view until you can see all of the objects you intend to select.
Click and hold down the left mouse button, and then move the mouse to draw a
“selection rectangle”. Once the rectangle fully encases the objects you wish to
select, release the left mouse button to select them.
To select objects of a
Select Edit, Select, and Select All by Type, and then
choose the desired object type from the list.
All objects of the specified type will be selected.
Grouped objects must be ungrouped before they can be selected using this
To select objects similar to
the current selection:
Click the object that you wish to select more of. For example, if you have 50
plants of a certain type in your design, and you want them all selected, then
just select one to start with.
Click Edit, Select, and Select Similar, or just
press the L key on your keyboard.
All of the objects in your design that are similar to the object you selected
originally will now be selected.
Objects that are grouped must be first ungrouped before they can be individually
To select all objects in the
Click Edit, Select, and Select all, or just press
the A key on your keyboard.
Every object in your landscape design will now be selected.
To select plants:
Click Edit, Select, and Select Plants. The following
dialog will appear:
Common name field, part or all of the common name of the plant(s) you wish to
select can be entered. If you do not wish to search by common name, then leave
the Common name field blank. The field is not case sensitive, meaning that
searching for “rose” is the same as searching for “Rose”.
the Botanical name field, part or all of the botanical name of the plant(s) you
wish to select can be entered. If you do not wish to search by botanical name,
then leave the Botanical name field blank. The field is not case sensitive,
meaning that searching for “rosa” is the same as searching for “Rosa”.
checkboxes can be selected to indicate which plants should be selected.
Planting zones checkboxes can be selected to indicate which planting zones
should be selected. For example, if you wish to select only plants that thrive
in zone 10, then uncheck all Planting zones checkboxes except for “10”.
To display a map showing planting zones, click the Plant
Hardiness Zones… button. This map can help you to determine which
plants will grow in your region.
to check all types and zones.
to uncheck all types and zones.
Input the desired selection options and then click the Select
Plant button. All plants in your landscape that match the selection
criteria will be selected.
Grouped plants must be ungrouped before they can be selected using this
To deselect objects one at a
1. Move your
mouse over the object you wish to deselect.
2. Hold the
3. Click the
left mouse button to deselect the object.
4. Repeat the
above steps for each selected object that you wish to deselect.
Note: The steps above assume you have multiple objects selected. If you
only have one object selected, simply click a different object to change your
To deselect all objects:
Edit, Select, and Select None, or just press the
N key on your keyboard.
- OR -
1. Move your
mouse over an empty area of the ground or sky in your landscape.
2. Click the
left mouse button to deselect all objects.
Any selection change can be undone simply by clicking
Edit and Undo.
To help you see which objects you currently have selected,
a special white rectangle is shown around them. In the picture below, the door
is currently selected and is displaying the white rectangle. The two green dots
that appear on the white rectangle are explained in the Moving Objects section. The silver car in the
picture below is not selected, but is displaying the highlighted outline which
means that clicking the mouse button will select it.
Cut, Copy, & Paste
Grouping & Ungrouping Objects
Setting Object Properties
Undoing and Redoing Changes