Sketcher Move

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Sketcher Copy.svg Sketcher Copy

Menu location
Sketch → Sketcher tools → Copy
Sketcher, PartDesign
Default shortcut
Ctrl M
Introduced in version
See also


Moves a sketcher element, changing its pivot constraint.

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 2 .Move the mouse pointer to the target location 3 and see the element now as B autoconstrained on point 3


  1. Select sketcher element for move operation.
  2. Clíck on Sketcher Move.svg or choose Sketch Sketcher toolsSketcher Move.svg Move from the top menu.
  3. Place the Element to its new location ( must be a vertex ). The constraint has now moved.
  4. If you want to detach an element and move freely , delete its locking constraints and drag with mouse.


Available since FreeCAD v 0.18.