Working in 2D. Also using TC deluxe 21.
Okay. I see what's going on:
You are working in 2D. Plain ol' World
Plan view, on the plain ol' World Workplane (World
Coordinate System; World
You are using the Selector in 2D
As Murray just taught us, if you move your cursor a bit to the right of an Object's Reference Point, you are now "grabbing" the X-axis, not the Reference Point, for moving. You are thereby limited to moving in the X-direction; the Object maintains its Y-coordinate.
A way to "lock" your movements (when working in 2D) is to use the Ortho mode* (see here
), as Henry was describing. There are a few ways of getting the "Ortho Mode" active; I'm going to leave it to you research the alternate ways of activating it, or let someones else describe them to you.
But here's the key: Instead of moving your cursor a little to the right
of the Object's Reference Point, hover right on top of the Reference Point and click
when the "4 arrows" icon pops up . The difference here is that instead of being able to move the Object in only the X-direction-- as is the case when you click on the X-axis-- you can move the Object basically anywhere you wish
: If you have the "Ortho mode" active, you can only move the Object at an angle as defined in your current Drawing space's "Step Angle" setting-- for most
Users/Drawings, that is 0Â°, 90Â°, 180Â°, and 270Â°. I say "most" because that is the default, and most people just leave it there... I'm pretty sure...
Alternatively, you could switch your Selector Mode to 3D Selector Mode
and click on the Y-axis to limit your movements to being in the Y-direction. However, working with 2D Objects in a Drawings one wishes to remain 2D can cause issues when using the Selector in 3D Selector Mode
. At the very least, TurboCAD will keep popping up a warning regarding changing the Object's Workplane; and if a User is more of a novice, I don't think it's a good idea to check the "Don't show this message again" option for these particular warnings-- I never check this option for this warning.
*Ortho Mode (from the TurboCAD Wiki site
Modes / Snaps / OrthoHotkey:
When in use, the cursor can only move horizontally or vertically.