Moving Objects in AutoCAD

When you move objects, you can rotate or align them or move them without changing orientation or size. Use snap mode, coordinates, grips, and object snap modes to move objects with precision.

In the following example, you move the window.

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To move an object

  1. From the Modify menu, choose Move.
  2. Select the object to move (1).
  3. Specify the base point for the move (2).
  4. Specify the second point of displacement (3).

Command line MOVE
Shortcut menu Select the objects to move, right-click in the drawing area, and choose Move.
When you use grips to move an object, the base grip acts as the default base point for the move.

To move an object using grips

  1. Select the object so that grips are displayed.
  2. Select the base grip so it is highlighted.
  3. Enter mo (Move mode).
  4. Drag to move the object to a new position.

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