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Moving Objects

To move an object that is not currently selected:

1.   Click the Move tool that is found to the left of the screen, or just press the T key on your keyboard.

2.   Click the object in your design that you wish to move in order to select it.

3.   Click the object again, but this time hold down the left mouse button as you move the mouse. Alternately, press the Enter key to move the object manually.

To move one or more selected objects:

1.   Move your mouse over one of the objects that you have selected.

2.   Click and hold the left mouse button, then move the mouse to relocate all selected objects. Alternately, press the Enter key to move the objects manually.

To nudge one or more selected objects using the keyboard:

1.   Press and hold the Shift key.

2.   Press one of the arrow keys on your keyboard. Movement is relative to the top-down view. The nudge distance is 1" by default (or 1 cm if you are using metric). To change the nudge distance, see Program Settings.

Changing Object Elevation

The Move tool can be used to elevate or lower many types of objects in your landscape, such as plants, accessories, houses, and more.

To change an object’s elevation using the mouse:

1.   Click the Move tool that appears to the left of the screen, or just press the T key on your keyboard.

2.   Click the object you wish to modify in order to select it.

3.   Hold the Ctrl key on your keyboard.

4.   Move your mouse over the object you wish to modify.

5.   Click and hold the left mouse button, and then move the mouse up or down to raise or lower the object.

6.   Release the left mouse button and the Ctrl key when you are finished.

To nudge an object’s elevation using the keyboard:

1.   Press and hold the Shift and Ctrl keys simultaneously.

2.   Press the Up key on your keyboard to increase the elevation, or the Down key to decrease the elevation. The nudge distance is 1" by default (or 1 cm if you are using metric). To change the nudge distance, see Program Settings.

Quickly Scaling and Rotating using Handles

As an alternative to using the Scale and Rotate tools, you can also can rotate and scale objects using handles. Whenever an object or a group of objects is selected, a green dot will appear above the object, and a green square will appear to the upper-right of the object (see picture below). The green dot is called the “Rotate Handle”, and can be used to quickly rotate your object. The green square is called the “Scale Handle”, and can be used to quickly enlarge or shrink your object.

To use either of the handles, click on the appropriate handle and hold down the left mouse button, then move the mouse as your object rotates or scales.

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See also:

Selecting Objects
Rotating Objects
Scaling Objects
Cut, Copy, & Paste
Grouping & Ungrouping Objects
Setting Object Properties
Undoing and Redoing Changes