1. Moving a room, mass, furniture or other objects or a group of objects

1. Moving a room, mass, furniture or other objects or a group of objects How to move objects by a fixed or variable dimension and snap to other objects Amritha Krishnan

To move a room or BIM object, click on the Move tool.

Click on the object you want to move. You can set an edge or vertex of the object as base point for the move by clicking on it. A cyan indicator indicates that the base point is snapped to the edge or vertex.

Move the mouse to start moving the object. Coloured extension lines are shown when the movement is parallel to an axis, or another edge.

Click again to place the object in a new location, or enter a numerical distance for the move. You can place the object accurately by snapping to an edge or vertex of another object. The snap indicator is yellow.


To move a group of objects, first you need to select the group of objects. These objects can be rooms, walls, furniture, etc. Click on the select tool and Ctrl + click multiple objects or marquee select multiple objects.


Colored indicators of vertex, edge or face

  • Cyan: Selected object

  • Yellow: Object that is snapped to another

  • Grey: Non-editable, but can be selected as a grip point for move


Colours of reference/ extension lines:

  • Red, Green, Blue: Parallel to the axes

  • Black: Edge movement perpendicular to itself

  • Magenta: aligned to its own edge or edge of another mass, also extension of edge

  • Violet: orthogonal/ perpendicular to vertex of same or another mass

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