Move Part of a Cell

Published on April 30, 2013
Written by Bob Mecham.


Do you find yourself needing to move only a part of a cell and your CAD Manager tells you not to drop any cells? Well here is a way to do both.

Using the Stretch Elements command you can move elements within the cell.  In this example, I have a Bar scale cell that needs the text moved from the bottom to the top.


Bar Scale Cell, Move Part of a Cell

1. Select the Stretch Elements icon.

2. In the Tool Settings dialog check ON Stretch Cells.

3. Place two data points to define the fence.

4. Place a data point in the view to move the elements.


Before, Move Part of Cell


After, Move Part of Cell

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5 Responses to “Move Part of a Cell”

  1. David Allen Says:

    May 30th, 2013 at 8:45 am

    I like this!
    Great write-up and example.
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Andrea Z Says:

    December 18th, 2013 at 11:03 am

    it didn’t work for me, I inserted my cell, fenced my text and empty fence moved, but not the text within the fence….any idea why?

  3. Bob Mecham Says:

    December 19th, 2013 at 8:12 am

    Andrea Z, make sure your fence is set to Overlap or Clip before doing the move. It sounds like you have it set to Void and that will not work. Otherwise use the stretch command instead.

    Bob Mecham

  4. Erotokritos Says:

    October 7th, 2017 at 10:52 am

    Is there a way after stretch the cell to restore it to its original place?

  5. Bob Mecham Says:

    October 23rd, 2017 at 9:49 am

    Erotokritos, sorry no.. you would just have to place the cell again.

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