johnny

Select/move - then undo

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If I select a bunch of things and make a move, but then don't like the move I made so undo, the selection of those objects goes away and I have to start from scratch.  Is there any trick to get around this so I undo back only the move?  Some of the selections I make can be complex and time consuming, so having to re-select everything again is a real pain.

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Yes, please post a suggestion. This is something I run into fairly often. I've tried to learn from those mistakes and block those complicated groups before I try to move them, but I often times still forget.

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Currently do a save right before a complex operation that may be undo. Undo is a bit of a PITA sometimes it works a step at a time others not.

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...Is there any trick to get around this so I undo back only the move?

Block them and then make your move. When you're done with the operation, unblock...or perhaps even leave them blocked for a while depending on your situation.

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What also drives me nuts (short trip) is when I make several moves, changes in a row and then want to undo the last one

all the changes get undone not just the last one.  A real PITA! 

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What also drives me nuts (short trip) is when I make several moves, changes in a row and then want to undo the last one

all the changes get undone not just the last one.  A real PITA! 

 

This I have never seen.  Can you elaborate a bit?  The only way I can see this happening is if your changes were all made in a single dbx (i.e. it was only one operation). 

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You know I wonder if it is because I am doing ctrl Z?  That might be the culprit.......just occurred to me.

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Doubtful.  That's what I use too.

 

On a side note...I've found "Control Z" to be a rather humorous way to communicate that you wish you could undo what you just did.  I find myself at the job site yelling "Control Z!!" sometimes : )

 

I'm thinking a "Hotkeys For Life" thread might be in order.  That would be one expensive keyboard...

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You know I wonder if it is because I am doing ctrl Z?  That might be the culprit.......just occurred to me.

 

I wonder if perhaps you aren't hitting the key(s) more than once or if maybe you have a sticky keyboard or something along those lines. 

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What also drives me nuts (short trip) is when I make several moves, changes in a row and then want to undo the last one

all the changes get undone not just the last one.  A real PITA! 

 

This only happens to me if I'm editing an elevation in a layout.  Sometimes Undo undoes a couple steps at a time...

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