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Move or copy by displacement - AutoCAD Tip

From Draftsperson.net

(14 Nov 2002)

This prompt is seen in either the MOVE or COPY commands:

Base point or displacement? 

Users tend to ignore the last word of this prompt. The displacement is simply how much an object will move in the X and Y direction. (Example 10,0 is 10 units in the X and 0 units in the Y.) At entry of the displacement, the objects may jump to an unexpected place or disappear from the screen. Do not cancel the command, as AutoCAD will be prompting with this:

Second point of displacement: 

Ignore this prompt by hitting ENTER. The object will move to the correct displacement.

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