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    •   That double pumping the keyboard shortcut to bring up a the preferences works on just about every tool that has preferences.  Especially useful are the shortcuts to the Snapping preferences (AA, SS, DD, FF, QQ, WW, EE, RR).   And you can always Tab to get the heads up window.  Even before you start drawing. For example:   Invoke Rectangle Tool > Tab lets you pick exact coordinates for the first vertex.  Then you can keep typing in delta X, delta Y, length, or angle values for the next vertex.
    •   Thanks for the tips, they are starting to filter into the grey matter slowly but surely ... 

      After using various 2D and 3D packages over the years, I think that being able to perform the same operations in a number of ways is a good measure of the flexibility of a bit of software, so I'm please to see that VWX doesn't constrain the user too much.
    • Thanks Michael, that certainly gets me pointed in the right general direction.

      Coming from an Engineering background, I want to keep track of how much I am moving things, so I'm using the Move by Points tool.  To me, it seems so much more logical than the Ctrl-M version.   Shift-MM is a neat little trick that's new to me, so thanks for that, however the real light-bulb, or if you prefer d'oh, moment is Tab-ing through the fields in the floating menu.  That is what I'd been missing ...
    •   Here's one way: https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/topic/54078-move-functions/#comment-271637   Alternatively, I'd personally love for the Move command to have a "Create copy" checkbox, because I like the simplicity of typing in coordinates with this command: https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/topic/40263-move-command-duplicate/ (Of course you can always duplicate the objects in place first, then do the move command, as suggested in the above thread.)   As yet another approach, you can use the Duplicate Array function to do what you want, using the Linear Array mode. [I usually don't use this because I like to leave my Duplicate Array settings configured for Circular Arrays which I use quite often].   I think one of the great things about VW is that there can be multiple ways to approach simple things like this.
    • Welcome to Vectorworks. There used to be a thread with hints for AutoCad users who were beginning to use VW.  Probably time to update that thread.   I'm not sure from your description if you're using the Move by Points tool or the Move command.  The keyboard shortcut for the first is Shift-M.  They keyboard shortcut for the second is Command-M on a Mac.  Probably Control-M on a PC.   The way I find useful to do this is the following:
      Shift-MM brings up the preferences for the move by points tool.  (Make sure you are in the first mode in the mode bar.)  Type in the number of duplicates.  There will be checkboxes for retain original and leave original selected.  (Command-I and Command-L).     Click Enter or hit OK.   You can skip this step if you know those settings are correct.  Just hit Shift-M to invoke the tool.   Then start drawing a line for the direction of the duplication.  After the first click, hit Tab.  A floating menu will appear.  Keep hitting tab until you get the field you want. Type in a value. Tab to the another field.  Type in a value.  Hit Enter or left click when you are done.