Visual View Top Toolbar

The Visual View's Top Toolbar holds various controls that effect what is shown on the Visual view.


The Fit Plan button (or its keyboard shortcut ⌨ Home) will zoom the view to the full extent of the current Project.


While usually very similar, Hero considers Floors & Ceilings as completely separate objects within the model. This allows floor or ceilings to be split individually without complicating the opposing floor or ceiling. This becomes particularly important to reduce unnecessary splits when conducting multiple-level projects, with automatic adjacency splits.

The Floor/Ceiling View Layer on the Visual Top Toolbar controls whether the Floors or the Ceilings of a project will be selected & manipulated by 🖱 clicks.

The current view layer can be toggled using these buttons, or via the ⌨ V keyboard shortcut.  


Levels act as reference layers to organise objects according to their story or level within the building. Levels are organised primarily through the Visual Top Toolbar's Level View.

The Current Level of the project is shown in the Level View Combo-Box, along with it's Height above Ground. The adjacent Levels above & below will also be shown in the Visual View as faded objects. The Current Level can be toggled by either the up & down spinner buttons, or via the drop-down menu of the combo-box. Alternatively, keyboard shortcuts ⌨ Page Up & ⌨ Page Down perform similar functions.

New Levels can be created by the Add Level button next to the combo-box and will be added as the top floor of a project or via the keyboard shortcut ⌨ Insert

Levels can be edited within the Level View's Drop-down list. Within this view, you change the name of Levels within the text fields or adjust the height above the ground of each level. 

You can also use the Level View to move Levels up & down either using the Up and Down buttons or by :three_button_mouse: Drag & Drop the level directly into its desired position. The Level heights will adjust accordingly.

Levels can be deleted by the Delete Level button on the row of the level and will delete all objects within that level.


Additional Dwellings for multi-dwelling residential projects can be added in the Dwellings section of the Visual Top Toolbar.

To add a new Dwelling, click the Add Dwelling button next to the Level View. The Current Selected Dwelling of the Project will be shown within the combo box and can change via the drop-down.

All new Zones created in the Visual View will be Zones of the Current Selected Dwelling (however the parent dwelling can be changed in the Data-Grid at a later stage). Dwellings and all their child objects can also be deleted with the Delete Dwelling button located next to the Add Dwelling button.


The Project North arrow in the Visual Top Toolbar shows the current Orientation of the Project and all its contained objects. If the imported plans have North in a different direction, this can be set via entering the correct orientation in the 🖱 Textfield, or by 🖱 Dragging the north arrow, or by 🖱 Double Left-Click the arrow which will enter Set Project Orientation drawing mode.

Set Project Orientation drawing mode can also be entered by clicking the Orientation Button on the Left Toolbar or via the keyboard shortcut ⌨ O

Set Project Orientation Drawing Mode

Once in Set Project Orientation drawing mode, you can draw a line that represents the North arrow, such as tracing over the north arrow direction on the plans.


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