Modifying with EntityGrips

EntityGrips (EGrips) are selectable handles (displayed as small squares) at the end points, center, vertices, insertion points, and other geometric points of entities.

The location of EntityGrips depends on the entity. For example, a Circle displays an EntityGrip at the center and four EntityGrips on the circumference. For the grip nodes on particular entities, see EntityGrip Nodes.

Note: EntityGrips are not accessible on drawing entities on locked Layers.

You use EntityGrips to drag defining points of entities to new positions (stretching), or to move or copy entire entities.

To use EntityGrips:

  1. Specify the drawing entities you want to modify and click an EGrip.

    The specified EGrip changes color, and the EGrip options display at the command window.
  2. Stretch the entity by moving the activated EGrip to another location and click on the drawing.

    For EGrip edit mode, you can set:
  3. To clear EGrips from the specified entity or set of entities, press Esc.

To stretch multiple entities using EntityGrips:

  1. Hold down Shift and click several EGrips to highlight them.
  2. Release Shift.
  3. Specify one EGrip as the base grip.
  4. Move the base grip to another location and click on the drawing.

To set EntityGrip preferences:

  1. Click Tools > Options (or type Options).
  2. Click Tools > Options (or type Options).
  3. Click Application menu > Preferences (or type Options).
  4. In the Options dialog box, click User Preferences .
  5. Expand Drafting Options > Entity Selection.
  6. Expand EGrips Options to:
  7. Expand EGrips Colors to set colors for:
  8. Expand EGrips Size to set the display size of EntityGrips.
  9. Click OK.

Related Topics

Applying EntityGrip Nodes

Setting EntityGrips Preferences

Setting User Preferences and Program Configuration