Organize Entities

Use the Organize tool to move or copy entities into their proper destinations.

  1. Select entities in the modeling window.
  2. Open the Organize tool in the following ways:
    • Right-click and select Organize from the context menu.
    • Press O.
  3. Optional: Click on the guide bar to organize associated elements with geometry.
  4. Use the first selector to select entities to move.
  5. Use the second selector to select the destination collector.
    Note: When you select a source entity type, the destination selector automatically updates to the corresponding collector. The opposite is also true. You can select a destination collector first and the source entity type automatically updates.
  6. Optional: Activate the Copy checkbox to copy the selected entities to the specified collector, so that they exist in both the original and new collectors.
    Entities cannot be copied to an include file or modules.
  7. On the guide bar, click one of the following:
    • - Apply and stay in the tool
    • - Apply and close the tool
    • - Exit the tool without applying

Cut, Copy, and Paste

Use keyboard shortcuts to quickly cut, copy, and paste entities into new or current collectors.

Available for the following entity types: elements, lines, points, loads, solids, and surfaces.
Note: This option is only available in idle mode.
  1. Select entities in the modeling window then use keyboard shortcuts to cut, copy, and paste.
    • Ctrl + X - Cut
    • Ctrl + C - Copy
    • Ctrl + V - Paste in new collector
    • Ctrl + Shift + V - Paste in current collector
  2. Use the Move tool to position the pasted entities.
    Note: Loads cannot be repositioned.