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Moving objects from one layer to another, insuring that their location is fixed


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Michael Duckett

I am using Autocad 11. I am working on some 12 year old drawings for a railroad museum. They are a mess. They look like they were done be an old pencil guy. Lots of views all over the drawing space rather than using layers to his advantage.

I am watching all the tutorials that i can find. There are Blocks on wrong layers.

I want to move a group of lines (part of the stuff on one layer) onto a new layer that i have created. Is it as simple as cut and paste? How do I prevent them moving during the process?

I tried making their layer current, then selecting the items, then cutting the items. Then i made the new layer that I wanted them on Current, then pasted them. I has to very carefully line them back up, and they are still on the original layer.

What am i Missing? Besides half my brain.

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if you only want to move their layer its even easier than copy & paste. Just highlight them then right clcik|properties and change their layer there. No risk of their location moving as they haven't moved. If you need to copy them to a different location then follow the above post.

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Michael Duckett

if you only want to move their layer its even easier than copy & paste. Just highlight them then right clcik|properties and change their layer there. No risk of their location moving as they haven't moved. If you need to copy them to a different location then follow the above post.

 

That did it! Thanks

Michael

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