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Simple Move/Copy/Paste
Tip# 3067 By Leonid Nemirovsky On 04-Jan-2009
Rated By 2 users
Categories : 2D Operations, 3D Operations
Software type : AutoCAD
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This is a great time saving tip for working in AutoCAD.

Frequent tip contributor Leonid Nemirovsky, sent us this simple, but effective tip.
Here is an AutoCAD tip, it is small but somewhat useful I think.  Highlight object with grips, hold RIGHT mouse button and drag it to a new location – release button, then a small pop-up menu shows up at the cursor location with some interesting options.

NOTES FROM CADALYST TIP PATROL:  Great tip as usual Leonid.  Select an object or objects.  This will activate grips.  Right click the object and hold.  As the tip says drag it to a new location and let go of the button.  A menu pops up providing us with four choices.  MOVE HERE will move the selected objects to that point.  COPY HERE will make a copy of the selected objects to that point.  PASTE AS A BLOCK will copy the selected objects to that point and make them a block.  CANCEL will cancel the command.  This is a great time saving tip and one of many right-click hidden gems.



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Comment by Kleppin,Carol
Posted on 2009-01-07 15:55:22
Works great! Thanks
Comment by do,khoa
Posted on 2009-01-08 11:50:09
Sound is very good tip, but where is the file????
Comment by Noble,Mick
Posted on 2009-01-11 19:42:38
Great tip, but you need to set system variable 'SHORTCUTMENU' to 11, does not work if set at '0' which will not show short cut menus and instead activate last command.