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Move Entities dialog

Used to specify the translational offset for moving a selection of model objects.

Opens when the Move Node tool is selected in the Node group on the Geometry ribbon tab.

Note: The controls in this dialog are analogous to the Move Beams Selection dialog (opens with the Move Beam tool is selected), the Move Plates Selection dialog, and the Move Solids Selection dialog.
By distance between following nodes uses two node numbers and determines the vector between them. The selected entities are moved along a parallel vector of the same distance
By following X, Y and Z values uses the Cartesian coordinates specified to create a vector
Retain connections Set this option to retain the connectivity between objects. The connection objects will distort by the resulting translation vector.
Note: The model geometry will be adjusted to some degree, even if this is not selected, when nodes are the entities being moved as they member, plate, surface, and solid geometry is defined by node location. However, if you are moving a member, plate, surface, or solid, then selecting this option will move the associated nodes and thus retain the connection with adjacent entities (though their geometry will stretch, warp, or shift as a result of the move).