Sketcher Move

From FreeCAD Documentation
This tool is obsolete, it is not be available in version 1.0 and above. Use Sketcher Translate instead.

Sketcher Move

Menu location
Sketch → Sketcher tools → Move
Default shortcut
Introduced in version
See also
Sketcher Clone, Sketcher Copy


The Sketcher Move command moves the selected sketch elements from one point to another, using the last selected point as reference.

The sequence of clicks is indicated by yellow arrows with numbers. Select element A; see a vector line indicated by two red lines from pivot point A pointing to mouse position number 2. Move the mouse pointer to the target location 3 and see the element now as B autoconstrained on point 3.


  1. Select the sketch elements for the move operation.
  2. There are several ways to invoke the command:
    • Press the Move button in the toolbar.
    • Use the Z then M keyboard shortcut.
    • Use the Sketch → Sketcher tools → Move entry in the menu.
  3. Move the mouse in the 3D view to the desired location.
    By keeping Ctrl pressed (Cmd on macOS), the angle to the location can be fixed in steps of 5°. introduced in version 0.20
  4. Left-click in the 3D view to finish the move. The existing constraints move as well.
  5. If you want to detach an element and move it freely, delete its locking constraints and drag it with the mouse.