This support article applies to the latest operating system for Origin: Inverness. If your tool isn’t on Inverness, learn how to update its operating system here
You can copy objects in your workspace by clicking the Copy button. The Copy button appears when you move Origin’s reticule over an object.
Your copied object will be overlaid on top of the original object within a white bounding box. You can use this bounding box to accurately place your copied object within your Workspace’s Grid by locking your object to Grid coordinates. If you move Origin by a small amount, your copied object will detach from the original object and follow Origin’s reticule as you move.
When you copy an object, a menu will open which contains functions including Position, Scale, Rotate, Anchor, and Snap.
Position shows you the location of your copied shape and allows you to quickly lock it in a new location by entering Grid coordinates. Learn more about Position in this article.
Scale allows you to change the dimensions of your object. When width and height are linked, your object will scale proportionally. Turn off the ‘link/unlink’ button to alter these dimensions independently of one another. Use the Mirror buttons to flip an object vertically or horizontally.
Rotate objects in your workspace by specified degrees.
In a workspace which does not contain a Grid, rotations are based on the orientation of Origin. 0 degrees will always be horizontally aligned to your screen.
In a workspace which contains a Grid, rotations are based on your Grid axes. 0 degrees will be aligned to your (X,Y) axes.
Choose from 9 standard placement anchor points or use a Custom Anchor (see article here).
Toggle this button to hide or show your grid. If you hide your grid, then objects will no longer snap to each grid increment as you move Origin across your workspace.
Note that the snap button and the grid visibility button have the same functionality. You can use either of them to show or hide your grid.