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.
> 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
> the following:
> How can I copy objects or drawings from one document into another
> I know how to copy from one layer to another one or how to copy
> in general.
> Thanks for your help,
- Take a look at "Edit"->"Cut", "Edit"->"Copy", and "Edit"->"Paste";
in the menu.
I use libreCAD 1.0.2 from Debian Wheezy. I cannot manage to do copy-paste between files.
- 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.
shortly: save the file that you need to import into the block list and import it in your drawing.
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
...the problem is not the problem, the problem is your aptitude about the problem...
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.
I found this, some ten years later, and thought I'd provide a solution.
The issue I found was that, when you hit Edit -> Copy, it will ask you for base coordinates in the window where you normally type copy/move coordinates. This is easy to miss if you're used to copy/paste just working, and clicking on some location on the page doesn't seem to satisfy it.
The same is true when you do the paste, and the geometry won't show up on the page until you tell it where it needs to go.