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Nudge DWG objects in a fixed grid.

A - answer With the Ctrl+arrow key combination you can move (nudge) drawing objects several (typically 2) pixels in any direction - up, down, left, right. If you need to nudge objects in a fixed distance, use the AutoCAD Snap mode (F9). Objects will move in steps defined by your current snap settings: SNAPMODE and SNAPUNIT (a single step on each key-press).

With some objects you will get almost a "Tetris-like" user experience:

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29.11.2012    2453x  
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applies to: AutoCAD 2012 · AutoCAD 2013 · AutoCAD LT ·

See also:
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