## How can I move a rectangle by a given amount?

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andrew
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### How can I move a rectangle by a given amount?

I want to move a rectangle by a given amount, for example 22.5 units to the right.
Last edited by andrew on Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:44 pm, edited 1 time in total.

andrew
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1. Select the rectangle.
2. Modify - Move / Copy
3. Choose reference point
4. Choose target point with the mouse or enter a coordinate in the command line. To move the rectangle 22.5 units to the right, enter the relative coordinate:
@22.5,0
Press the Enter key to confirm.
5. In the Move / Copy dialog, choose "Keep Original"
6. Click "OK"

benp87
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### Re:

andrew wrote:1. Select the rectangle.
2. Modify - Move / Copy
3. Choose reference point
4. Choose target point with the mouse or enter a coordinate in the command line. To move the rectangle 22.5 units to the right, enter the relative coordinate:
@22.5,0
Press the Enter key to confirm.
5. In the Move / Copy dialog, choose "Keep Original"
6. Click "OK"

Awesome.. Thanks..

onsitewellness
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### Re: How can I move a rectangle by a given amount?

I thought moving a figure like rectangle is simply a cut and paste thing....hehehe...thanks for this anyway.

Clive
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### Re: How can I move a rectangle by a given amount?

onsitewellness wrote:I thought moving a figure like rectangle is simply a cut and paste thing....hehehe...thanks for this anyway.

The difference is that with the Move/Copy tool you are presented with the Move/Copy options window!
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josephillips
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### Re:

andrew wrote:1. Select the rectangle.
2. Modify - Move / Copy
3. Choose reference point
4. Choose target point with the mouse or enter a coordinate in the command line. To move the rectangle 22.5 units to the right, enter the relative coordinate:
@22.5,0
Press the Enter key to confirm.
5. In the Move / Copy dialog, choose "Keep Original"
6. Click "OK"

Wow. Thanks to this. It answered my problem now.
I'm new to forum posting you know. It just feels good that we can easily find solutions to our problems by just surfing the net..