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Map Controls

Basic map controls are a row of control buttons located underneath the menu bar. This tutorial will go over these buttons as well as keyboard and mouse shortcuts.

Map Controls

Each button stands for the following:

There are several keyboard shortcuts in conjunction to the map control buttons. They are:

A keyboard shortcut menu is also available when you right click your mouse in the viewer menu, the menu functions work when you left click on them. The menu also includes a new tool called the Magnifier.

Keyboard Shortcut

The Magnifier places a "magnifying glass" in the viewer that magnifies the area inside the circle.


Right clicking in the magnifier will bring up a menu selection to close to magnifier.