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Select Tool
Use this tool to select elements. Hold down shift to select multiple elements. Click and drag using mouse wheel button to orbit. Hold the Ctrl-key when using mouse wheel button to use the Grab tool - this is the easiest way of moving to other parts of the model.
Click the arrow to bring up the drop-down menu. You can check and uncheck the six different kinds of elements. When something is unchecked, the select tool will not select any elements of this type.

Modify Tool
Click and drag to move nodes, routes and blocks. Hold down shift when dragging to move multiple selection. To set start and end point of translation, select elements to move, then Ctrl-click at base point of movement, then click again to set end point.

Rotate Tool
Right click to select element(s) to rotate, then left click at centre point, then left click once to define start angle, then click again to define end angle. (Instead of clicking to define end angle, you can also type rotation angle and press enter.

Orbit Tool
Click and drag to adjust viewpoint by orbiting around current view.

Grab Tool
Click and drag on ground to navigate around your city model.

Route Tool
Click once to define start of route and again to define end of route. Click once to define start, then move mouse cursor in any direction and type length, then press enter to draw route of that length. Press 'Esc' to cancel at any time.

Click on the small arrow next to the route tool to bring up the submenu where you can choose the Multi-Route tools.

Boundary Route
This is a short cut which selects the Route Tool, but automatically sets the Route Type to Boundary Route.

Offset Route Tool
Click once to select a route, then again to create a copy of that route at a fixed distance perpendicular to the route.

Extend Route Tool
Click once to define a route as an extension limit, then again on a route to extend it as far as the original limit route.

Fillet Route Tool
Click on two routes to extend and join them at the point where both routes intersect.

Subdivision Tool
When a 'building'-type block is exploded (Right click on a building with the select tool, and choose 'Explode To...' to explode), you can use Subdivision Tool to draw subdivision lines and create subdivisions on each floor.

Tree Tool
Use to add General Trees to your model.

Tree Spray Tool
Use to add a group of trees to your model.

City Item Tool
Use to add city items to your model. Click once to add item. NB. While positioning city items, if you hold down Ctrl and scroll up or down using mouse wheel, this will adjust orientation.

Ruler Tool
Use this tool to take quick measurements from your model. Click once at start, and again at end to measure length.

Route Type Manager
Click to open the Route Type Manager, where you can manage your library of route types.

Block Settings Manager
Click to open the Block Settings Manager, where you can manage your library of block settings combinations.

City Item Manager
Click to open the City Item Manager, where you can manage your library of city item types.

Tree Type Manager
Click to open the Tree Type Manager, where you can manage your library of tree types.

Land Use Manager
Click here to open the Custom Land Uses dialog, where you can create and manage your custom land uses.

Groups
Click here to open the Groups dialog box, where groups (layers) can be created, edited or deleted.

Phases
Click here to open the Phases dialog box, where phases can be created, edited or deleted. (Phases are similar to layers in other CAD programs, but you can set a start and end date)

Ground Plane Images
Click to open the Ground Plane Images dialog, for importing image files on to the ground plane.

2D Drawing Creator
Click to open the 2D Drawing Creator dialog, for choosing plans and sections and changing their display options.

Preferences
Click to open the Preferences dialog. Here you can edit File and Program defaults for all aspects of CityCAD.

CityCAD Help
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