Object Snap Tracking

You can use object snap tracking to set a reference distance for moving, stretching, or copying. To do this:

  1. Start your command (move, copy, stretch, etc.)
  2. Select the object to be moved.
  3. Hover over a point on the object – do not select it.
  4. When the name of the snap appears (endpoint, midpoint, etc.), move your mouse away from the point – still without clicking. You will see a dotted line appear between your cursor and the hovered point, showing you an angle and a distance.
  5. Type the distance you want (the angle will be set by the direction of the dotted line).
  6. Now your base point is set at that specified distance and angle away from your object, and you can move/copy/stretch it relative to any other point in the drawing.

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