Axis (Move/Copy)
KeyCreator \ Transform \ Mating \ Axis-(Move-Copy)

Location: Transform>Mating>Axis (or Axis Copy)

Note: The information below applies to the move function. Axis Copy is the same, except it copies the selected geometry, instead of moving it.

This function moves entities by mating a specified axis to a target axis.

Using the Function

See the geometry figure below.

You can select from the following options, appearing on the prompt box.

  1. Select entities to be moved.

  2. Specify the transformation origin point on one of the selected entities. Coordinate axes will be calculated from the specified point, and displayed. (The coordinate axes will be displayed in red, light blue and yellow.)

  3. When one of the coordinate axes is selected, a virtual axis will be displayed.

  4. Select a target axis. The origin point (specified above in step 2) will be moved to the end point of the target axis.

  5. Select a position for the Entity Mate, or Skip or Accept to not create an associative Entity Mate

When a transformation is confirmed, the Command Change dialog appears, as shown below, for the desired selection.

From this point forward the target point and transform origin are mated (associative) while the mating marker exists. For mating basics see the Mating Overview.