Copying to the Clipboard

Use the ClipboardCopy command to copy selected entities from the drawing onto the operating system clipboard. Use ClipboardCopy to copy entities from one drawing to other drawings.

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

The entities selected with ClipboardCopy 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:

  1. Click Edit > Copy (or type ClipboardCopy).
  2. In the graphics area, select entities to copy.
  3. Press Enter.

    The selected entities are added to the clipboard.


Command: ClipboardCopy

Menu: Edit > Copy

Keyboard Shortcut: Ctrl + C

Keyboard Shortcut: Ctrl + C

Keyboard Shortcut: Command + C

Related Topics

Pasting from the Clipboard

Pasting Entities as Block from the Clipboard

Copying with a Reference Point to the Clipboard

Cutting to the Clipboard

Copying Entities in the Graphics Area