Moving and copying entities using Windows shortcuts


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Moving and copying entities using Windows shortcuts

If you've ever dragged a file from one folder to another in Windows Explorer, you're familiar with Windows shortcuts. Believe it or not, those same drag-and- drop functions work inside AutoCAD as well. In this lesson, we're going to learn how to move and copy our geometry using common Windows-based functionality. On my screen I have a drawing of a large sand play area with a swing set at its center and I also have a couple of trees. Let's say that we're a landscape architect and we'd like to place some trees around this play area.

Now I can move this geometry the exact same way I can move files in Windows Explorer. For instance, I'll click to select this tree and then I'll click-and-hold on a highlighted segment. I'll drag the tree over here and then I'll release. To move the little tree I'll click to select, click-hold-and-drag, and I'll release. If I wanted to create a copy I would click to select, click-hold-and-drag, and while I'm dragg...

Moving and copying entities using Windows shortcuts
Video duration: 2m 24s 3h 48m Intermediate

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Moving and copying entities using Windows shortcuts provides you with in-depth training on CAD. Taught by Jeff Bartels as part of the AutoCAD: Tips, Tricks, and Industry Secrets

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