You can move objects in your board design. For example you might need to move a component to make room to connect two other components.

alt To move an object using the mouse:
  1. Select the object.
  2. Press and hold the left mouse button; drag the object to the desired location.
alt To move an object using the keyboard:
  1. Select the object.
  2. Press Arrow keys to nudge the object by one snap grid step
    - or -
    press Ctrl + Arrow keys to nudge the object by 10 snap grid steps
    - or -
    press Shift + Arrow keys to nudge the object by 1/10 th of the snap grid step.

A designator is text that labels an object. You can move a designator without moving the object.

alt To move an object designator:
  1. Press and hold the Alt key; Select the object designator.
  2. Without releasing the Alt key, drag the designator to the desired location.

alt If more precision is needed in moving an object, specify the exact desired coordinates on the Property Bar.

alt Snap to Grid and Snap to Angle settings will affect the movement of objects.

alt Most objects, such as component footprints, vias, pads, and traces, will be connected to other objects of different types. In this case, when an object is moved, adjacent traces are reshaped so the electrical connection is kept.