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The Move command should allow you to enter an absolute coordinate for where you want the object placed. 2018 only has Cartesian and Polar, neither of which allow you to enter the exact coordinate.

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While not immediately apparent, this can currently be done with the Move By Points tool from the Basic tool palette. Make sure you're in Move mode, and that Retain Original Object is turned off.

 

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Have the object you wish to move selected. With the Move By Points tool, click the reference point on your object that you want to move, then hit tab 5 times until you're in the X field of the floating data palette, type in your X coordinate, then hit tab again to enter the Y coordinate. Then hit enter twice.

 

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(You can ignore the acquisition hints and cursor position; the tool will just move you reference point to the coordinates you typed in.)

 

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Thank you for the information. I would have never looked there... I've been an AutoCAD user for 30 years, so some commands are just second nature, and hitting the tab key to enter coordinates seemed like the simplest solution. 

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11 minutes ago, michaelk said:

Or you can just type the coordinates into the OIP.

That would work well for circles, rectangles etc. but for irregular objects where one specific point of the object needs to be at a specific coordinate the Move by Point and tabbing to the absolute coordinate is basically the only easy way apart from moving it using pan and zoom to the correct location.

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Yes, but I had typed my response, got distracted by something else for a short while, but not updated the page view before submitting, hence the overlap :)

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