Moving by Stretching in AutoCAD

In the following example, you move a door from one part of a wall to another by stretching. Turning on Ortho mode helps you move the object in a straight line.


To move by stretching

  1. Using a crossing selection, select the object to move (1 and 2).
  2. Enter ‘ortho to turn on Ortho mode transparently.
  3. Drag the object and click to place it in the new position (3 and 4).

The door and the door endpoint lie entirely within the selection window and thus move to the new location. The wall lines, on the other hand, merely cross the selection window and stretch in accordance with the movement of the door.


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