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Nudging AutoCAD and Revit objects with cursor keys.

A - answer Both AutoCAD and Revit contain the function "nudge" - for nudging, pushing of selected objects in a certain distance using the respective arrow-key on your keyboard.

It is an inaccurate operation not suitable for moving the drawing geometry, but it can be useful e.g. for fine-tuning placement of texts, annotations, legends, etc.

In AutoCAD you can invoke nudging of grip-selected objects by pressing the combination Ctrl+arrow (up, down, left, right), in Revit just press the arrow key.

The nudge step size depends on the current zoom level - so it is measured in "pixels" rather than in drawing units. In AutoCAD Snap mode (F9), the nudge step size is equal to the current snap size (see SNAPMODE and SNAPUNIT).

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applies to: AutoCAD 2012 · AutoCAD LT 2012 · Revit ·

See also:
Tip 13694:Individual modification of elements in AutoCAD dynamic arrays.
Tip 9042:Random scatter of AutoCAD drawing objects - SCATTER.
Tip 8943:Nudge DWG objects in a fixed grid.
Tip 7811:Nature doesn't use right angles.
Tip 7503:Autodesk 3ds Max keyboard shortcuts.


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