How Do I Move a Drawing to 0 0 in AutoCAD?

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you need to move a drawing to the 0 0 coordinates in AutoCAD? Whether it’s because your drawing is off-center or you simply want to align it to the origin, this tutorial will guide you through the process step by step.

Step 1: Select the objects

In order to move your drawing, you first need to select the objects that you want to move. You can use the selection tools available in AutoCAD such as the “Select All” command or manually select specific objects using the “Window” or “Crossing” selection methods. Once you have made your selection, proceed to the next step.

Step 2: Access the Move command

With your objects selected, you can access the Move command from either the Modify panel of the Home tab or by typing “MOVE” into the command line. Press Enter after typing “MOVE” to activate the command.

Step 3: Specify a base point

After activating the Move command, AutoCAD will prompt you to specify a base point. The base point is used as a reference for moving your objects.

You can choose any point within your selection as the base point by clicking on it with your mouse. Alternatively, you can type coordinates directly into the command line.

Step 4: Specify a second point

After selecting a base point, AutoCAD will prompt you to specify a second point. This second point determines how far and in which direction your objects will be moved.

To move your drawing to 0 0 coordinates, type “0,0” into the command line and press Enter. Alternatively, you can click on any other desired location in your drawing or input coordinates manually.

Step 5: Verify the new position

Once you have specified the second point, AutoCAD will move your selected objects to the desired location. You can verify that your drawing is now at 0 0 coordinates by checking the coordinates displayed in the status bar at the bottom of the AutoCAD window.


In conclusion, moving a drawing to 0 0 coordinates in AutoCAD is a simple process. By selecting the objects, accessing the Move command, specifying a base point, and then specifying a second point at 0 0 coordinates, you can easily align your drawing to the origin. Remember to double-check the new position of your drawing to ensure it is correctly placed.

  • Step 1: Select the objects
  • Step 2: Access the Move command
  • Step 3: Specify a base point
  • Step 4: Specify a second point
  • Step 5: Verify the new position

Note: It’s important to note that moving objects to 0 0 coordinates may affect their relationship with other elements in your drawing. Make sure to consider any dependencies or constraints before performing this operation.

Troubleshooting Tips:

  • If you encounter any issues during this process, ensure that you have selected all necessary objects and are inputting correct coordinates.
  • If your drawing contains blocks or references, you may need to explode them before moving them individually.
  • If you accidentally move your objects too far or in the wrong direction, use the Undo command (Ctrl + Z) to revert back to the previous state.

With these steps and tips in mind, you can confidently move your drawing to 0 0 coordinates in AutoCAD. Remember to save your work regularly to avoid any unintentional changes and always double-check the final position of your drawing.