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Moving or Copying Sketch Entities

To move or copy entities:

  1. In sketch mode, do one of the following:
    • Click Move Entities Tool_Move_Entities_Sketch.gif (Sketch toolbar) or Tools > Sketch Tools > Move.
    • Click Copy Entities Tool_Copy_Entities_Sketch.gif (Sketch toolbar) or Tools > Sketch Tools > Copy.
    • Right-click to display the Sketch shortcut menu, click Sketch Tools, and click Move Entities or Copy Entities.

    Dimensions are moved or copied to the new location with the entities. Relations are moved or copied only if you select Keep relations.

  2. In the PropertyManager, under Entities to Move or Entities to Copy:
    1. Select sketch entities for Sketch item or annotations.
    2. Select Keep relations to maintain relations between sketch entities. When cleared, relations are broken only between selected entities and those that are not selected; relations among the selected entities are maintained.
  3. Under Parameters:

    Sketch Type Instructions for modifying parameters
    2D Sketch

    3D Sketch On Plane

    Do one of the following:
    • Select From/To, click Start point to set a Base point Base_point_Move_Copy.gif, and then drag to position the sketch entities.
    • Select X/Y and set values for Delta X PM_DeltaX_big.gif and Delta Y PM_DeltaY_big.gif to position the sketch entities.

    Click Repeat to modify the position of the sketch entities again by the same distance.

    3D Sketch Using the 3D triad:
    • Drag the sketch entities using the 3D move arrows:
      sketch_3D_move.gif

    For details on using the 3D triad to move or copy entities, see Dragging or Rotating Objects with the Triad.

    Using numeric values:
    • Under Translate, specify Delta X PM_DeltaX_big.gif, Delta Y PM_DeltaY_big.gif, and Delta Z PM_DeltaZ_big.gif.
    • Click Repeat to modify the position of the sketch entities again by the same distance.

  4. Click PM_OK.gif.


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