Freecad tutorial – Getting started | Draft Move tool (quick overview) – part 01_10

Freecad tutorial – Getting started | Draft Move tool (quick overview) – part 01_10


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Draft Move tool Make sure you’re in Draft Workbench To use Draft Move tool,
we have a few options FIrst:
If we select tool first, and then the object,
we get an empty panel Except, single button,
if we want to cancel the command Select an element (point, line or face)
form the object we intend to move, face in this case Then, select the first point as origin,
by which object will be moved or dragged Click again to apply destination,
or the second point Second: The second way is to first select an object
before the Move tool is selected Repeat the rest… Note: You can use keyboard by pressing M then V
as shortcut to activate Move tool Draft Move tool offers few more options,
let’s take a look… Select object first,
then Move tool… XYZ parameters shown
in the task panel, we use them for positioning, or,
as position indicators In current situation, tool asks for the first point,
or origin, to move the object with. Selcet the first point If object has to be moved along the X axis,
press X button on the keyboard Note: To isolate the other two axes,
use keyboard by pressing Y and Z buttons Now, object can be moved
along the given axis, only And enter required distance,
10 mm in this situation, and press Enter. Again, select an object,
and, select Move tool. select first point Assign X axis by pressing X button on the keyboard. Then, type 20 mm Notice that object has moved by 10, not 20 mm Reason is that we have:
1. Global positioning and
2. Relative positioning Global positioning is measured
by origin of the current 3D space Relative positioning is measured
by the last origin used We have used Global positionging Again, select an object,
then, select Move tool select first point Now, before we enter the distance,
select Relative positioning Note: You can use keyboard by pressing R
as shortcut to activate Relative positioning Assign X axis by pressing X button
on the keyboard Then, type 20 mm Origin is moved to the marked location
by 20 mm If we are in situation, where the Move tool
is in constant use, to make things easier we have an option to use the Move tool
continuously For example, select an object, then,
select Move tool, select first point, and place the object
to the next marked point And to repeat the process,
we must use same steps again… If we select “Continue” in the task panel,
tool will be reactivated simply by selection Note: You can use keyboard by pressing SHIFT+N
as shortcut to activate Continuous mode Notice we don’t have to click the tool icon
each time… If we are in situation,
where multiple copies are required, The Move tool has an option to leave a copy
at the given position Select an object,
then, select Move tool Select first point, and place an object
to the next marked point, try it couple of times… Again, select an object,
then, select Move tool At this point, select “Copy”
by clicking checkbox in the task panel Note: You can use keyboard by pressing O,
as shortcut to activate Copy mode Select first point, and place an object
to the next marked point, try it couple of times… And, pay attention to the cursor so you could
recognize the tool activity We have an option to copy multiple objects at once,
select both objects from the tree panel Then, you can select any element within selection,
to reactivate move tool Select first point,
and move both copies

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