Subject: Copying between drawings



You can use the Clipboard to cut or copy entities from one drawing to another. Cutting removes the selected entities from a drawing and stores them on the Clipboard. Copying duplicates the selected entities from a drawing and places them on the Clipboard. Pasting places the Clipboard contents in a drawing, and depending on the command you choose, at the same or different coordinates as the entities in the original drawing.    

To cut entities to the Clipboard

   1   Select the entities you want to cut.

   2   Do one of the following to choose Cut ():  

   On the ribbon, choose Edit > Cut (in Modify).

   On the menu, choose Edit > Cut.

   On the Standard toolbar, click the Cut tool.

   Type cutclip and then press Enter.

To copy entities to the Clipboard

   1   Select the entities you want to copy.

   2   Do one of the following to choose Copy to Clipboard ():

   On the ribbon, choose Home > Copy to Clipboard (in Clipboard).

   On the menu, choose Edit > Copy to Clipboard.

   On the Standard toolbar, click the Copy to Clipboard tool.

   Type copyclip and then press Enter.

Anything that you can copy to the Clipboard can be pasted into a drawing. The format in which the program adds the Clipboard contents to the drawing depends on the type of information in the Clipboard. For example, if you copy CADdirect drawing enti­ties to the Clipboard, the program pastes them into the drawing as CADdirect enti­ties. If you copy items to the Clipboard from other programs, they are pasted into the current drawing as embedded ActiveX objects.

Sometimes the format you want to paste is not available on the Clipboard.
This is mostly likely due to the settings on the Clipboard tab in Tools > Options. For details, see Changing the options on the Selection Cycling tab.

To paste entities from the Clipboard

   1   Do one of the following to choose Paste ():     

   On the ribbon, choose Home > Paste (in Clipboard) or choose Edit > Paste (in Modify).

   On the menu, choose Edit > Paste.

   On the Standard toolbar, click the Paste tool.

   Type pasteclip and then press Enter.

   2   Specify the insertion point.

To paste entities from the Clipboard to their original coordinates

   1   Do one of the following to choose Paste to Original Coordinates ():     

   On the ribbon, choose Edit > Paste to Original Coordinates (in Modify).

   On the menu, choose Edit > Paste to Original Coordinates.

   Type pasteorig and then press Enter.

Clipboard contents can also be inserted as a block.
Type pasteblock to convert Clipboard contents into a block upon insertion.

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