Altium Designer Documentation


Created: July 27, 2015 | Updated: April 11, 2017
Now reading version 17.1. For the latest, read: OffsetSelection for version 21
Applies to Altium Designer versions: 15.1, 16.0, 16.1, 17.0 and 17.1

Parent page: Schematic Commands

The following pre-packaged resource, derived from this base command, is available:

Applied Parameters: None


This command is used to offset the current selection of objects by a precise amount in X and/or Y directions.


This command can be accessed from the Schematic Editor and the Schematic Library Editor, by choosing the Edit » Move » Move Selection by X, Y command from the main menus.


First ensure that the objects to be moved using this feature are selected in the design workspace.

After launching the command, the Move Selection by X, Y dialog will appear. Use this dialog to specify delta X and/or delta Y increment values, by which to move the selection. After clicking OK, the selection will be moved accordingly.


  1. If an object is locked and you try to move it, you will be prompted with a confirmation dialog alerting you to this, and asking if you want to continue.


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