How to drag / move multiple points in sketch?

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DerBarde
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How to drag / move multiple points in sketch?

Postby DerBarde » Fri Apr 29, 2016 8:12 am

Dear Community,

first of all -> Hello :) and thank you for all the efforts concerning this great software.

I'm slowly getting used to FreeCAD but what i truly do not understand is how to move multiple points in Sketch mode. Or is there a better way than sketching?

Video of my problem: https://puca.biz/freecad_dragging.mp4

Thank you :)

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DeepSOIC
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Re: How to drag / move multiple points in sketch?

Postby DeepSOIC » Fri Apr 29, 2016 9:46 am

Hi!
There is no direct way of moving multiple points in sketcher (it was asked before, but no one bothered to implement it AFAIK). However, there are a few hacks.
1. Moving a line is equivalent to dragging its endpoints simultaneously
2. you can set up temporary constraints to drag the wanted points together. Convoluted, but can help in some situations.
3. Try cloning the whole geometry. The cloning interface allows you to put the result where you need.
DerBarde
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Re: How to drag / move multiple points in sketch?

Postby DerBarde » Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:08 am

Thank you, i will open a feature request on that :)
lboc
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Re: How to drag / move multiple points in sketch?

Postby lboc » Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:20 pm

DerBarde wrote:
Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:08 am
Thank you, i will open a feature request on that :)
FreeCAD 0.19 has a move operator for sketch objects already.
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Re: How to drag / move multiple points in sketch?

Postby openBrain » Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:44 pm

lboc wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:20 pm
FreeCAD 0.19 has a move operator for sketch objects already.
The post you answered is more than 3 years old so yes... Things have moved. :)