Copying with a Reference Point to the Clipboard

Use the Copy@ command to copy selected entities and a reference point from the drawing onto the operating system clipboard.

From the clipboard, you can paste the entities into open drawings using the Paste and PasteAsBlock commands.

The entities selected with Copy@ remain on the clipboard until you place new entities on the clipboard.

  The Copy command copies entities in the drawing from a specified base point to target points within the drawing, but not to the clipboard.

To copy to the clipboard with a reference point:

  1. Click Edit > Copy with Reference Point (or type Copy@).
  2. Specify the reference point coordinates.

    The reference point is used as the insertion base point when you later paste the entities.
  3. Select entities to copy.
  4. Press Enter.

    The selected entities are added to the clipboard.


Command: Copy@

Menu: Edit > Copy with Reference Point

Keyboard Shortcut: Ctrl + Shift + C

Keyboard Shortcut: Ctrl + Shift + C

Keyboard Shortcut: Command + Shift + C

Related Topics

Pasting from the Clipboard

Pasting Entities as Block from the Clipboard

Copying to the Clipboard

Cutting to the Clipboard

Copying Entities in the Graphics Area