How to use the map tools
The use of the map has been designed to be as intuitive as possible. The mouse allows you perform many map actions quickly, in addition a set of map tools allow you to perform additional actions on the map.
You can use a combination of keyboard and mouse controls to navigate around a map quickly.
Panning the map
|Click and drag the map in any direction to pan the map.|
|Click the map to set it in focus, then you can use the arrow keys to pan around the map.|
|Roll the mouse wheel forward to zoom the map in around the current centre of the map.|
|Double-click a point on the map to zoom the map in around the current centre of the map.|
|+||Hold the Shift key and left click the mouse, then drag a box over the location to zoom in to an area in the map.
|Click the map to set it in focus, then you can use the plus key to zoom in the map.|
|Use this button to zoom in the map.|
|Roll the mouse wheel back to zoom the map out around the current centre of the map.|
|+||Hold the Shift key and double-click a point on the map to zoom the map out around the current centre of the map.|
|Click the map to set it in focus, then you can use the plus key to zoom out the map.|
|Use this button to zoom out the map.|
Rotate the map
|+||Hold Shift key + Alt key and left click and drag the map to rotate it in any direction you require.|
This allows you to capture a screen shot of the map, any active layers and associated assets that are displayed on the section of visible map are included in the image and you can save it as a JPG file for future use.
Draw area tool
You can select a group of items using the draw area tool. This allows you to draw a marquee around the icons that you want to select.
When you have completed the marquee you can view a list of the selected items in the items panel on the right, see Selecting items.