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*Brian
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Move an entity five-eights inch

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02-29-2000 11:48 AM
In my drawing of the house I forgot to allow for the thickness of my lath
and plaster ceiling, therefore the second story needs to be jacked up by
around 5/8s of an inch.

I guess I could reset my snap interval to that distance, select the
entitites above the ceiling, and use shift-arrow once. However, before
taking the chance that some major unexpected structural damage to my drawing
will result, I'd like some advice. Thanks
*MonkeyJump
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Re: Move an entity five-eights inch

02-29-2000 02:43 PM in reply to: *Brian
hi Brian,

My suggestion would be to select all entities above the ceiling and
then just move them. Use R for relative movement and put 5/8" in the
Y-axis entry field. Make sure you have the replicate option unclicked in
the edit bar or you'll get overlapping entities. Should work.

Brian wrote:
>
> In my drawing of the house I forgot to allow for the thickness of my lath
> and plaster ceiling, therefore the second story needs to be jacked up by
> around 5/8s of an inch.
>
> I guess I could reset my snap interval to that distance, select the
> entitites above the ceiling, and use shift-arrow once. However, before
> taking the chance that some major unexpected structural damage to my drawing
> will result, I'd like some advice. Thanks
*Smith, Harvey
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Re: Move an entity five-eights inch

02-29-2000 02:44 PM in reply to: *Brian
Brian.

I'd do it the way MonkeyJump said.

Drag-Select the entire second floor.
As you are moving it up, type and input 0 in the x field, 5/8" in
the y field. Hit [Enter] and close the box with .

And don't forget you have the Undo function...just in case.

Brian wrote:
>
> In my drawing of the house I forgot to allow for the thickness of my lath
> and plaster ceiling, therefore the second story needs to be jacked up by
> around 5/8s of an inch.
>
> I guess I could reset my snap interval to that distance, select the
> entitites above the ceiling, and use shift-arrow once. However, before
> taking the chance that some major unexpected structural damage to my drawing
> will result, I'd like some advice. Thanks

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http://www.westnet.com/~harvey/
*Smith, Harvey
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Re: Move an entity five-eights inch

02-29-2000 03:11 PM in reply to: *Brian
Brian,

You may find this doesn't move as you would expect. Undo it, of course.
If it's moving in a weird way, it may be because of the AboutPoint. That
causes problems sometimes. To be certain, try this:

Drag-select the second floor. Right-click OVER the About Point and
choose "Move AboutPoint". Use a snap (like ) and snap onto a discrete
point on the second floor that you want to move 5/8" higher.

Position the cursor over that new AboutPoint again and begin moving the
selection upward. While doing this, type and proceed as MonkeyJump
mentioned. That will work absolutely.

H
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