Pasting Entities As Block from the Clipboard

Use the PasteAsBlock command to paste entities from the clipboard to the drawing as Block. A Block binds entities together to form a single entity. You can insert a Block whenever you need it in a drawing.

Copy entities from a drawing to the clipboard with the Cut, ClipboardCopy, or Copy@ commands, then paste copies of the entities into other open drawings.

To paste entities from the clipboard as Block:

  1. Click Edit > Paste as Block (or type PasteAsBlock).
  2. The clipboard contents are attached to the pointer.
  3. Type coordinates or click an insertion point for the clipboard contents.
  4. Specify the X and Y scale for the Block insertion.
  5. Specify the insertion angle.
  6. The entities are inserted as Block.

  The Block created using the PasteAsBlock command is named arbitrarily. To rename the Block inserted from the clipboard, use the Rename command.


Command: PasteAsBlock

Menu: Edit > Paste as Block

Keyboard Shortcut: Ctrl + Shift + V

Keyboard Shortcut: Ctrl + Shift + V

Keyboard Shortcut: Command + Shift + V

Related Topics

Using the Clipboard

Copying to the Clipboard

Copying with a Base Point to the Clipboard

Cutting to the Clipboard

Pasting from the Clipboard