Subject: Using grips

To use grips for editing, you select one or more entities to display the grips, and then click a grip to make it active and use it. You do not need to enter a command to use grips.  

Grips have different shapes which indicate different behaviors. For example, moving a line’s arrow grip changes the line length but not the angle, and moving a line’s square grip changes the endpoint — both the line length and angle.

There are two types of grips:

   Entity grips — Grips that display for each selected entity and allow you to quickly move and scale entities one-by-one.

   Selection set grips — Grips that display for an entire selection set and allow you to quickly move, scale, and rotate all selected entities. This type of grip can be help­ful for schematic drawings where precise scale or sizing is not required.

The grip you select depends on the type of grips that are active, the type of entity you’re modifying, and the editing operation you’re performing. For example, to move a line entity with entity grips active, drag it by its midpoint grip. To stretch the line, drag one of the endpoint grips. With selection grips active, however, you move a line entity by repositioning the base point grip.

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