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Moving Points

To move a single point:

1.   Click Edit Points to enable point editing (if needed).

2.   Click the Move tool, or press T.

3.   Position the cursor over the point.

4.   Click and drag to automatically select and move the point. Or, click to select the point, and then press Enter to enter the move offset manually.

To move one or more points:

1.   Select the points.

2.   Position the cursor over one of the points.

3.   Click and drag to move all selected points, or press Enter to enter the move offset manually.

Changing Point Elevations

In most cases, the mouse can only be used to move points perpendicular to the ground, not up and down. However, some objects, such as retaining walls, hedges, and height grids, let you specify the elevation at each point. You can do this either by using the object's Elevation property, or by using the mouse.

To change a point's elevation using the mouse:

1.   Click Edit Points to enable point editing (if needed).

2.   Click the Move tool, or press T.

3.   Press and hold Ctrl.

4.   Position the cursor over the point. The cursor will change to an up and down arrow.

5.   Click and drag up or down to adjust the elevation.

6.   Release the mouse and Ctrl key when done.

A key advantage of using the mouse to adjust elevations is that the adjustments are relative, not absolute. This means that the relative elevations of the selected points will remain the same. For example, suppose you have a retaining wall of varying height. You could select all of the points and adjust the entire height of the wall using the mouse, all while maintaining the relative heights between each point.

Tips:

      Sometimes you want to move edges, not individual points. For example, you might want to lengthen the side of a deck. To do this, simply click and drag the edge. The two points that form the edge will be automatically selected and moved.

      When grid snap is enabled, points automatically snap to the grid as you move them. For more information, see Snap Settings.

See also:

Editing Points
Selecting Points
Rotating Points
Scaling Points
Inserting & Deleting Points
Using Automatic Dimensions
Undoing and Redoing Changes

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