OpenUtilities Substation Help

Manipulate Toolbox

The tools in the Manipulate toolbox are used to copy, move, resize, rotate, mirror, create arrays, align and stretch elements.

All tools in a toolbox are not always visible by default. To see all tools, right-click in the toolbox and select Show All from the menu.

To Select in the Manipulate toolbox
Copy an element(s).

Copy Element
Move an element(s).

Move Element
Resize an element(s) by the active scale factors.

Rotate an element(s).

Mirror an element(s).

Copy an element(s) many times to create a rectangular or a polar (circular) array.

Construct Array
Align an element(s) to an edge of another element.

Align Edges
Stretch an element(s)

Stretch Element
Move or copy an element with the sides of the copy parallel to the original.

Move/Copy Parallel
Move an element(s) in a defined direction until it contacts an existing element in the model.

Move to Contact
Modify element geometry.

Modify toolbox (Modify Element)
Break up complex elements into simpler components and to remove association points between elements.

Drop toolbox (Drop Element)
Note: With the Element Selection tool active, you can right-click on an element to open a menu with options to copy, move, scale, rotate, mirror, delete, or display the properties for the selected element(s).
Note: To manipulate an attached reference with these tools, you must first turn on the attachment's Treat Attachment as Element for Manipulation setting.