Have You Tried: AutoCAD Grips – Just Grip It!

AutoCAD Grips

We’re very excited for the Have You Tried this month—and we think you will be, too!  This month is all about grips in AutoCAD.

Grips are amazing tools that can be used to quickly manipulate objects. You can stretch, move, copy, rotate, and more without having to type a command or click on the ribbon.

Once you master editing objects using grips, you’ll wonder how you ever got by without them.      

AutoCAD Grip Examples

In this Have You Tried, we’ll go over how AutoCAD grips and how to:

  • Use grip modes
  • Change the base point of a grip while editing
  • Make multiple copies of an object
  • Use a rotation snap while copying
  • Use a distance snap while copying
  • Work with grip menus
  • Select multiple grips while stretching

Learn how to make changes to objects using grips with the step-by-step examples in the Have You Tried: Just Grip It! topic.

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Lee Ambrosius

Lee Ambrosius is a Principal Learning Content Developer at Autodesk, Inc., for the AutoCAD software and AutoCAD LT software products. He works primarily on the CAD administration, customization, and developer documentation. Lee has also worked on the user documentation for AutoCAD on Windows and Mac. He has presented on a wide range of topics at Autodesk University over the past 10 years, from general AutoCAD customization to ObjectARX technology. Lee has authored a number of AutoCAD-related books, with his most recent projects being AutoCAD Platform Customization: User Interface, AutoLISP, VBA, and Beyond and AutoCAD 2015 and AutoCAD LT 2015 Bible. When he’s not writing, you can find him roaming various community forums, posting articles on his blog, or tweeting AutoCAD-related information.

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