Edit 2D Objects — AutoCAD LT 2011

Uploaded by Autodesk on 04.03.2010

As you work on a design, you will likely need to modify some objects. Before you can modify
an object , you have to select it. To select an object , position your cursor
over the object and click. Click additional objects to add them to the
current selection. To remove objects from the current selection
, hold the Shift key down while you click the objects you want to remove.
You can also press ESC to clear the selection completely.
Instead of selecting objects individually, you can select multiple objects at once with
a selection window. Drag your cursor from left to right to select
objects that are completely enclosed in the window.
Drag from right to left to create a Crossing selection which selects all objects crossed
by or enclosed in the window. Now let’s look at some Modify commands.
I can use the ERASE command to remove objects from my drawing.
I select the object I want to remove, and then either click Erase or press the Delete
key on my keyboard. If I make a mistake, I can click Undo on the
Quick Access toolbar. Let’s say I want to move this fence support
to the right. First, I zoom in. I can use the Zoom command,
or I can position my cursor and simply rotate the wheel on my mouse forward.
I can PAN the drawing view by pressing the mouse wheel down and dragging.
To move the fence support, I select it, then I click Move.
I use an Endpoint Object Snap to move the support accurately from one fence board to
another. Finally, I double-click the mouse wheel to
fit my design in the current window.