About-Editing-with-Grips

About Editing with Grips

    About Editing with Grips

    You can reshape, move, or manipulate objects in other ways using different types of
    grips and grip modes.

    Objects with Multi-Functional Grips

    The following objects have multi-functional grips that offer object-specific and,
    in some cases, grip-specific options:

    • 2D objects: Lines, polylines, arcs, elliptical arcs, splines, and hatch objects.
    • Annotation objects: Dimension objects and multileaders.

    • 3D solids: 3D faces, edges, and vertices.

    Important Notes

    • Grips are not displayed on objects that are on locked layers.
    • When you select multiple objects that share coincident grips, you can edit these
      objects using grip modes; however, any object- or grip-specific options are not available.

    Tips for Stretching with Grips

    • When you select more than one grip on an object to stretch it, the shape of the object
      is kept intact between the selected grips. To select more than one grip, press and
      hold the Shift key, and then select the appropriate grips.
    • Grips on text, block references, midpoints of lines, centers of circles, and point
      objects move the object rather than stretching it.
    • When a 2D object lies on a plane other than the current UCS, the object is stretched
      on the plane on which it was created, not on the plane of the current UCS.
    • If you select a quadrant grip to stretch a circle or ellipse and then specify a distance
      at the Command prompt for the new radius—rather than moving the grip—this distance
      is measured from the center of the circle, not the selected grip.

    Limit the Display of Grips to Improve Performance

    You can limit the maximum number of objects that display grips. For example, when
    a drawing contains hatch objects or polylines with many grips, selecting these objects
    can take a long time. The GRIPOBJLIMIT system variable suppresses the display of grips
    when the initial selection set includes more than the specified number of objects.
    If you add objects to the current selection set, the limit does not apply.

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