Subject: Moving entities

You can move entities around within the current drawing or from one drawing to another. The default method is to create a selection set and then specify a starting point, or base point, and an endpoint, or displacement point, to define the relocation of the entities. You can also relocate the entities using a direction vector.    

To move a selection set

   1   Do one of the following to choose Move ():     

   On the ribbon, choose Edit > Move (in Modify).

   On the menu, choose Modify > Move.

   On the Modify toolbar, click the Move tool.

   Type move and then press Enter.

   2   Select the entities, and then press Enter.

   3   Specify the base point.

   4   Specify the displacement point.


To move an entity, select it (A), and then specify the base point (B) and the displacement point (C).



Use a shortcut.
Click and drag the left mouse button to move a selected entity. If you often move enti­ties accidentally using the mouse, you can turn off this feature by unmarking Use Click-Drag to Move Selected Entities on the Display tab of the Drawing Settings dia­log box.

Use the Move/Copy/Rotate command.
You can move, copy, rotate, and scale selected entities using a single command. Choose the Move/Copy/Rotate express tool or type mocoro.

You can also move entities using grips. To move an entity using grips, select the entity to display its grips, and then click a grip and drag it. The grip you select depends on the type of entity you’re modifying. For example, to move a line entity, select the midpoint grip. To move a curved entity, such as an arc, circle, or ellipse, select the center point grip. Not all entities can be moved using grips.    

To move an entity using grips

   1   Select the entity.

   2   Click a grip to select it.

   3   Drag the entity to where you want to relocate it.

   4   Click to release.

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