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Move, Copy, Rotate, and Scale with One Command
Tip# 3541 By Wade Spruill On 06-Dec-2010
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Categories : 2D Editing
Software type : AutoCAD 2011
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Combine four commands into one.

Chief Draftsman Wade D. Spruill shows us a command that can execute four other AutoCAD commands on an object.

"There is a 'hidden' command in AutoCAD that a lot of users, young and old alike, do not know about. The MoCoRo command lets you Move, Copy, and Rotate — plus scale — all in one command, without having to leave the command. It's quite handy."
Notes from Cadalyst Tip Patrol: While creating your drawings, you will often need to move, copy, rotate, and scale an object or object set. All four of these commands are available separately, but there is one command that can perform all these functions: the Express Tool command MoCoRo. (Here's a question: Do you think the Scale command is jealous that it was left out of the command name?) MoCoRo lets you pick your object and edit it without having to start a new command and reselect your objects.

Go to the Express Tool Panel in the ribbon > Modify tab > MoCoRo, or type MoCoRo on the Command line. Select your objects and press Enter. This will bring up your options: copy, move, rotate, scale, base, undo, and exit. Exit ends the command, base allows you to repack your base point, and the rest are obvious. It can be a time-saver.


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Comment by Stone,John
Posted on 2010-12-07 06:34:32
Wasn't this posted on Lynn Allens site via video?
Comment by Beckman,Eric
Posted on 2010-12-07 11:10:02
Indispesable command. Takes the place of all three (four actually) for me personally. I've added it to my right-click shortcut menu for even faster access making simple drafting changes much quicker.
Comment by Thompson,Ray
Posted on 2010-12-07 12:33:26
I have always been more partial to using grips. No need to enter a command and you can perform all the actions of MoCoRo.