Panning and Zooming the Display


In the conceptual illustration below, you can see a layout which is too large to view on a single screen--both ends of the main loop extend beyond the visible area of the Custom Control Panel. You can use Panning and/or Zooming to view, edit and operate a layout which is larger than the default size of a Custom Control Panel.
Pan Conceptual
“Panning” the screen allows you to slide it back and forth to reveal a parts of a Custom Control Panel that cannot fit on single screen. Panning is also helpful when creating a track layout. If you find you have been working too close to an edge and can’t fit the track in the available space, simply pan the entire layout to give yourself more working room. The size of each element does not change when the display is panned. Panning is available on both the Edit and Operating screen.

“Zooming” the screen allows you to change magnification of a Custom Control Panel. Zooming is available in Operating Mode, but not editing mode. Zooming makes each element larger or smaller and in so doing, hides or reveals parts of the Custom Control Panel. You can operate a Custom Control panel while zoomed in or out.

Panning and zooming both use a “two finger swipe.”

To Pan the DIsplay:


  • Touch two fingers and hold them still a moment. It’s best to touch in a blank spot, so you don’t accidentally select something. The yellow dots below represent the touch of your two fingers.
ZoomPan 1
  • Swipe/drag while taking care not to lift your fingers from the screen:
ZoomPan 2
  • Notice that the screen moves “with” your fingers, as shown below.
ZoomPan 3
  • When you are done, lift your two fingers away from the screen.

Note: Pan changes made in the Edit screen may be Saved.

To Zoom the DIsplay “Out”:


  • Touch two fingers and hold them still a moment. It’s best to touch in a blank spot, so you don’t accidentally select something.
  • Using a “pinch close” gesture, moving your fingers towards each other while taking care not to lift them from the screen.
ZoomPan 4
  • Notice that the screen zooms out following your finger motion, as shown below.
ZoomPan 5

  • When you are done, lift your two fingers away from the screen.

To zoom the display “in,” repeat the above steps but reverse the gesture (make a “pinch open” gesture) so that you move your fingers away from each other, again while taking care not to lift them from the screen.

To return to the original stored zoom and pan setting:

  • Double-tap a finger on the background portion of the view.