Move Selected Element, Move Selected Element with Reference Point
Apart from the usual way of positioning using the mouse when it points to a selected element, additionally, the ‘Move selected element’ and ‘Move selected element with reference point’ options are provided. Both options open the ‘Tool options’ dialog in which values for a shift can be specified instead of using the mouse.
The ‘Tool options’ dialog is not active at the start of a move, but shows values which were determined by the movement of the cursor. To input values a click on the dialog box is necessary. This in turn however changes the values shown as the cursor is moved to the dialog box. When entering values it is important not to move the cursor outside the dialog box, as otherwise the values entered manually will be automatically overwritten by the position of the cursor in the plan. The ‘Tool options’ dialog is terminated automatically as soon as the input tool is terminated with ESC, or its equivalent ‘Close’ in the top right-hand corner
On clicking the ‘OK’ button the element is moved by the current values specified, and then once more for each further click on the ‘OK’ button. Thus if 1.5 m is specified in the x-direction the component is moved by 1.5 m on each ‘OK’.
Dependent on the component, unallowable moves are deactivated and the input field is shown in grey; for instance a support can not be moved in the z-direction. The move directions allowed can also be restricted manually. In this case by deactivating the dy-direction the element can now only be moved along the x-axis, and so only this value changes if the mouse is moved.