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How on earth do you grab and move drawing geometry

michael_fullermichael_fuller Member Posts: 23 ✭✭
edited May 2016 in Community Support
I simply want to grab and move drawing geometry (related lines and circles, etc.) within a sketch.  Simple stuff, but I cannot figure out at all how to do this.

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    NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 5,524
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    You can also use Transform (select geometry, right click)
    Senior Director, Technical Services, EMEAI
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    heider_satiheider_sati Member Posts: 4
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    You can do this in 2 ways:

    1) Select the vertices (dots) NOT lines of your sketch, once all are selected, drag one of them, it should move the rest. Or;

    2) More from an "engineering" perspective; drag to select your sketch, right-click and then select "Transform" you should see the arrows to move X, or Y, Scale or Rotate altogether. 

    I hope this helps, 

    Kind Regards
    Heider

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    viruviru Member, Developers Posts: 619 ✭✭✭✭
    @michael_fuller, Currently this facility is not available in Onshape. You can raise improvement request for this. In near future we hope that this facility will be provided by Onshape. Till time you have to give dimension manually by dimension tool.
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    NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 5,524
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    You can also use Transform (select geometry, right click)
    Senior Director, Technical Services, EMEAI
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    heider_satiheider_sati Member Posts: 4
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    You can do this in 2 ways:

    1) Select the vertices (dots) NOT lines of your sketch, once all are selected, drag one of them, it should move the rest. Or;

    2) More from an "engineering" perspective; drag to select your sketch, right-click and then select "Transform" you should see the arrows to move X, or Y, Scale or Rotate altogether. 

    I hope this helps, 

    Kind Regards
    Heider

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    julian_hallberg062julian_hallberg062 Member Posts: 1 PRO
    It's 2024 and on the drawing, there is still no possiblity to move a selection of lines to a new position?
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    NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 5,524
    It's 2024 and on the drawing, there is still no possiblity to move a selection of lines to a new position?
    When you say "Drawing" do you mean "Sketch" or "Drawing"? Do the suggestions above not do what you want? These answers are for Sketch.
    Senior Director, Technical Services, EMEAI
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    S1monS1mon Member Posts: 2,557 PRO
    @julian_hallberg062
    Do you literally mean on a 2D drawing, or in Sketcher? 

    In Sketcher, you can use the Transform tool. In the Drawing tool, there isn't a way to do move multiple items at the same time, unless the sketch items are sketched on top of a part view, in which case they will move with the view.

    Typically there shouldn't be much of a reason to manually sketch a lot of stuff in a drawing. If you really need a complex sketch in a drawing, create in a part studio and insert it into the drawing.
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