Move objects on the canvas

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Move objects by dragging and dropping

  1. Select the objects that you want to move.
  2. Click one of the object and hold down the left mouse button.
  3. Drag the selected objects to the desired location.

    If the Snap to grid on drag option is switched on, the top left corner of the selected objects snaps to the nearest grid point.

  4. Release the mouse button to drop the objects in their new location.

Move objects by nudging

  1. Select the objects that you want to move.
  2. Use the nudge buttons on the left side pane (see the image below) or the arrow keys on the keyboard to move the selected objects in the appropriate direction in steps that are equal to the current grid spacing in that direction.


    If you hold down the Shift key and use the buttons from the Nudge toolbar to move the selected objects, they move in the selected direction by one unit.

    The unit of movement depends on the size of canvas. For more details, see the table below.

    Canvas Size Unit
    2 m x 1.5 m 0.1 mm
    21 m x 15 m 1 mm
    210 m x 150 m 10 mm
    328 in x 234 in 1/64”
    109 ft x 75 ft 1/16”
    875 ft x 625 ft 1/2”

Define the position of objects in a dialog box


You can only move one object at a time by defining the position of objects in a dialog box.

  1. Select the object that you want to move.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • Click Edit > Move Shape....

    • Right-click anywhere in the canvas, and in the context menu, select Move Shape....

    The Move shape by dialog box appears.


    The appearance of the dialog box depends on the shape that you have selected.

  3. Type the distances by that you want to move the object.
    • Rectangles and triangles:

      You can move the objects along either the global or the local coordinate axis system, or along the two coordinate systems.

    • Circles and groups:

      You can only move the objects along the global axis.

  4. Click OK.
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