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Copying from one document to another one

Lagaffe
Hello everybody,

I downloaded LibreCAD a while a ago and I'm very happy with it.
Most things I wanted to do I found a way to, but I couldn't figure out the following:
How can I copy objects or drawings from one document into another one?
I know how to copy from one layer to another one or how to copy things in general.

Thanks for your help,

Matt
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Re: Copying from one document to another one

ClaudeQC

On 09/03/2012 5:31, Lagaffe [via LibreCAD] wrote:

 >
 > I downloaded LibreCAD a while a ago and I'm very happy with it.
 > Most things I wanted to do I found a way to, but I couldn't figure
 > out
 > the following:
 > How can I copy objects or drawings from one document into another
 > one?
 > I know how to copy from one layer to another one or how to copy
 > things
 > in general.
 >
 > Thanks for your help,
 >
 > Matt
 >

Hello Matt,

- Take a look at "Edit"->"Cut", "Edit"->"Copy", and "Edit"->"Paste";
   in the menu.


Claude



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Re: Copying from one document to another one

Lagaffe
Hello Claude,

Thanks for your answer. I know these commands, but somehow I don't get them to work.

Matt
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Re: Copying from one document to another one

dxli
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I think this is a feature still to be implemented.

I added it to our 2012 GSOC idea list:

http://wiki.librecad.org/index.php/GSoC_2012#General_GUI_improvement

dxli
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Re: Copying from one document to another one

Lagaffe
Hello Dxli,

Thanks for your answer. It'll be a useful feature, but until it's implemented I'll make do without it.

Regards,

Matt
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Re: Copying from one document to another one

Coriwright
You can copy from one document to another as long as they are both in the same instance of LibreCad.

Sooo...

Open up one file in LibreCAD
Then use the File-->Open Menu item (or the open folder shortcut) to open the 2nd file

Now you can copy and paste between the two.  If the other file is in a new instance, then you cannot copy and paste.
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Re: Copying from one document to another one

Lagaffe
Thanks Coriwright,

I'll try that a try!

Cheers,

Matt

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Re: Copying from one document to another one

Olivier
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Hello,

I use libreCAD 1.0.2 from Debian Wheezy. I cannot manage to do copy-paste between files.
Typical steps:
- open libreCAD
- sketch something (for example a circle, anywhere) and select it
- Edit -> Copy
- File -> New
- Edit -> Paste
- Clic in the middle of the screen to place the entity
after that I get nothing, Zoom auto does not show anything either.

Should I do it differently? Is this a bug?

Sincerely,
Olivier
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Re: Copying from one document to another one

claus82
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Hi Olivier!
Honestly I need to do this operation too, personally this is what I do:

File-Import-Block

then I import the entire drawing that I need, next I explode it, so I choose what I need and I delete what I don't need.

Ta da!!!

See ya!
Cla
...the problem is not the problem, the problem is your aptitude about the problem...
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Re: Copying from one document to another one

Olivier
Hi Claus82,

Your trick looks cool but with my version of LibreCAD the "import" menu is deactivated... *sob* !

Sincerely,
Olivier
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Re: Copying from one document to another one

claus82
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Ok Oliver. I got it!!!

shortly: save the file that you need to import into the block list and import it in your drawing.

More detailed:
Open the file that you need to insert, save it into the folder "misc" (when you install LibreCAD is the folder containing the files SCREW, A3, TUX T-PART), then close it and open the file where you need to import the block. Now, check your library browser into the folder "misc"... TA DAAAAAA!!!
And now you can insert the other file!



...or you can install the version 2!!!

Best regards my friend
Claudio
...the problem is not the problem, the problem is your aptitude about the problem...
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Re: Copying from one document to another one

Scribbler
Hello,
I see this thread has been going for some time but also that the last post is not too old so hopefully I'll be OK adding to it now.

Like people above, I wish I could find some way to copy a selection of one or more entities from one drawing to another.

I've tried the method suggested by Claus82, but when I try to save the file in .../misc, I get the message:

Cannot save the file
/usr/share/librecad/library/misc/TwoCircles.dxf
Please check the permissions.

I know about Linux file permissions but I don't understand why it should be a problem in files I've installed or created myself

I'm using LC version 1 on Debian 7.0 (stable) Thanks for any help...


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Re: Copying from one document to another one

dxli
hi,

block features are improved in LibreCAD-2.0 series, you may choose to build from source or try ubuntu PPA, the same deb file should be valid on debian.

clearly, it's not a good way to enable user write access for /usr/share/librecad/

you can set library path to a place under your home direction by:

main menu: Edit -> Application Preferences -> Paths -> Part Library

Scribbler wrote
Hello,
I see this thread has been going for some time but also that the last post is not too old so hopefully I'll be OK adding to it now.

Like people above, I wish I could find some way to copy a selection of one or more entities from one drawing to another.

I've tried the method suggested by Claus82, but when I try to save the file in .../misc, I get the message:

Cannot save the file
/usr/share/librecad/library/misc/TwoCircles.dxf
Please check the permissions.

I know about Linux file permissions but I don't understand why it should be a problem in files I've installed or created myself

I'm using LC version 1 on Debian 7.0 (stable) Thanks for any help...
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Re: Copying from one document to another one

Scribbler
Thanks for the quick reply dxli.

I have already installed LibreCAD-2.0 on my laptop but not from Ubuntu PPA - I found it in the Debian "experimental" repository (that's one grade less reliable than “unstable” I suppose ).
I shall try out your suggestions about blocks on the laptop but I also want to keep drawing for my metalworking projects on the desktop because it has a bigger screen (but it still has LC 1.0)
If I get on well with LC 2.0 beta - compile date: Feb 25 2013 - I may install it on my desktop too - or perhaps even try to understand building from source, as you suggest.

Thanks again.