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Navigating around in the viewport can be done with the mouse and/or the keyboard. This article explains the different navigation modes and the buttons that allow you to control the navigation


Overview


You have several options to navigate around:


NavigationMouseKeyboard
PanYESX
Zoom in/outYESYES
Move up/downXYES
RotateYESYES


Panning


Panning can only be done with your mouse

  • You need the left button of your mouse.
  • Press the left mouse button and move your mouse in any direction. The terrain will follow your mouse cursor. 
  • Release the left button to stop panning.


Zoom in/out


Zoom in/out can be done with your mouse or the keyboard.

  • With the mouse
    • Scroll the mouse wheel.
    • Scroll forward to zoom in. You zoom to the position of your mouse cursor.
    • Scroll backward to zoom out.
  • With the keyboard
    • Click + to zoom in. You zoom to the center of the screen.
    • Click to zoom out.


Move up/down


Move up or down can only be done with the keyboard.

  • Click Ctrl+ to move down
  • Click Ctrl- to move up


Rotate


Zoom in/out can be done with your mouse or the keyboard.

  • With the mouse
    • You need to click the scroll wheel.
    • Move your mouse forward or backward to change the view angle (tilt).
    • Move your mouse left or right to change the direction towards north (azimuth).
    • You don’t have a scroll wheel? Click R instead.
  • With the keyboard
    • Press up or down key to change the view angle (tilt)
    • Press left or right key to change the direction towards north (azimuth)


Tips & tricks

  • Navigate with 2 hands
    • Press the R key with one hand and move around with your mouse. In this way you don’t need to do two operations with one hand.
  • Clicking your mouse wheel doesn’t work? 
    • Open your mouse configuration utility and set the setting to the Wheel / Middle Click function.


You can only view in 2D?

  • If you can only see your data in 2D and tried everything in this article, then have a look at the Constrained View setting in the Navigation tab. Make sure that the “2D” and “2D North” view navigation restrictions are turned off.