Get a Grip on Object Selection

In This Chapter

  • Using command-first editing
  • Selecting objects with maximum flexibility
  • Editing with grips

Editing objects is the flip side of creating them, and in AutoCAD, you spend a lot of time editing — far more than drawing objects from scratch. That's partly because the design and drafting process is, by its nature, repetitive, and also because AutoCAD makes it easy to edit objects cleanly.

image When you edit objects in AutoCAD, you need to be just as concerned about specifying precise locations and distances as you are when you originally create the objects. Make sure that you're familiar with the precision techniques described in Chapter 7 before you apply the editing techniques from this chapter to real drawings.


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