Moves objects.

MOVE * *..
MOVE element_name *..

Center button mirrors the object or the group, respectively.
Right button rotates the object or selects the group.
Left-click&drag immediately moves the object.
Right-click&drag immediately moves the group.

Ctrl selects an object at its origin.
F7: MOVE activates the MOVE command.


The MOVE command is used to move objects. Elements can also be selected by their name. This is especially useful if the element is not in the currently shown screen window.

Elements can be moved only if the appropriate tOrigins/bOrigins layer is visible.

The MOVE command has no effect on layers that are not visible (refer to DISPLAY).

The ends of wires (tracks) that are connected to an element cannot be moved at this point.

When moving elements, connected wires (tracks) that belong to a signal are moved too (beware of short circuits!).

If an object is selected with the left mouse button and the button is not released, the object can be moved immediately ("click&drag"). The same applies to groups when using the right mouse button. In this mode, however, it is not possible to rotate or mirror the object while moving it.

Move Wires

If, following a MOVE command, two wires from different signals are shorted together, they are maintained as separate signals and the error will be flagged by the DRC command.

Move Groups

In order to move a group, the selected objects are defined in the normal way (GROUP command and polygon) before selecting the MOVE command and clicking the group with the right mouse button. The entire group can now be moved and rotated with the right mouse button.

Hints for Schematics

If a supply pin (Direction Sup) is placed on a net, the pin name is allocated to this net.

Pins placed on each other are connected together.

If unconnected pins of an element are placed on nets or pins then they are connected with them.

If nets are moved over pins they are not connected with them.

Selecting objects at their origin

Normally a selected object remains within the grid it has been originally placed on. If you press Ctrl while selecting an object, the point where you have selected the object is pulled towards the cursor and snapped into the current grid.

If you select a wire somewhere in the middle (not at one of its end points) with Ctrl pressed, the end points stay fixed and you can bend the wire, which changes it into an arc. The same way the curvature of an arc (which is basically a wire) can be modified.

If you select a rectangle at one of its corners with Ctrl pressed, you can resize both the rectangle's width and height. Selecting an edge of the rectangle with Ctrl pressed lets you resize the rectangle's width or height, respectively. Selecting the rectangle at its center with Ctrl pressed pulls it towards the cursor and snaps it into the current grid.

If you select a circle at its circumference with Ctrl pressed, the center stays fixed and you can resize the circle's diameter. Selecting the center point this way pulls it towards the cursor and snaps it into the current grid.

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