Cutting to the Clipboard

The Cut command places selected entities on the operating system clipboard like the ClipboardCopy and Copy@ commands. Unlike these commands, Cut deletes the selected entities from the drawing.

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

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

To cut to the clipboard:

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

    The selected entities are removed from the drawing but are added to the clipboard.


Command: Cut

Menu: Edit > Cut

Keyboard Shortcut: Ctrl + X

Keyboard Shortcut: Ctrl + X

Keyboard Shortcut: Command + X

Related Topics

Pasting from the Clipboard

Pasting Entities as Block from the Clipboard

Copying to the Clipboard

Copying with a Reference Point to the Clipboard

Deleting Entities