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How to copy between drawings

tytower
I have two drawings on the board .I want to copy a nut from one drawing to the other.
On the first I select the nut  , move/copy,enter and pick a reference point .
Now I want to get that into the clipboard so I can paste it in the second drawing so I have tried various methods like menu,copy,paste but nothing shows up on the second drawing .

What is the exact process of keys please?
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Re: How to copy between drawings

dxli
Try Ctl-C (or %-C on Mac):

1, Select entities to copy;
2, Ctl-C
3, Select Reference point;
4, switch to another drawing;
5, Ctl-V
6, Select a target point;

Make sure the scaling factor is comparable in the target drawing, otherwise, the pasted might be invisible, due to zooming factors.
tytower wrote
I have two drawings on the board .I want to copy a nut from one drawing to the other.
On the first I select the nut  , move/copy,enter and pick a reference point .
Now I want to get that into the clipboard so I can paste it in the second drawing so I have tried various methods like menu,copy,paste but nothing shows up on the second drawing .

What is the exact process of keys please?
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Re: How to copy between drawings

tytower
Thanks
This worked and also by selecting object and hitting the continue action icon I was able to get it going .

Is that a cat ,hampster,rat or just someones fur coat?
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Re: How to copy between drawings

dxli
it was actual my guinea pig. rest in peace now.

so, closer to a rat than a cat.

tytower wrote
Thanks
This worked and also by selecting object and hitting the continue action icon I was able to get it going .

Is that a cat ,hampster,rat or just someones fur coat?
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Re: How to copy between drawings

Lambertus
That technique does not work with SCM Revision: 2.0.4 QT Version: 4.8.6 for linux Ubuntu 15.10.

The copied entities cannot be pasted into the other drawing with Cntl V. LibreCad does not ask for the target point on insert. It asked again for the reference point which makes no sense. If you enter the reference point again, nothing happens except for a request to enter the reference point again.

Tried creating a block and inserting that and no luck.

Scale is exactly the same.
Layer names are exactly the same.
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Re: How to copy between drawings

ravas
2.0.4 is extremely out-of-date.

Try https://launchpad.net/~librecad-dev
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Re: How to copy between drawings

Lambertus

Thank you.
I figured out how to copy an element to another drawing using "insert block" where the whole file is what I want to copy into the drawing. Choose the file with element as the block.

I'll upgrade after this project. 

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Subject: Re: How to copy between drawings
Date: Sun, 24 Apr 2016 18:35:19 -0700 (MST)

2.0.4 is extremely out-of-date.

Try https://launchpad.net/~librecad-dev


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Re: How to copy between drawings

Cantar4
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v2.1.0 / MacOS Yosemite
Hello,
Following your advice I transfered entities C (the colored ones on the right side
of the attached file) to drawing AB that I want to update using C new dimensions.

1-  both AB and C drawings were set to 1:1 scale in 'print preview'
     (I don't know why but it helps keeping C dimensions values the same after transfer)
2-  added an 'importation' layer on the AB drawing stack
3-  draw a cross target on the 'importation' layer
4-  put layer-0 in non-erasable status
5-  used cmd-c / cmd-v
5-  landed entities C on the cross target (the importation layer was activated only)
6-  entities avoided the importation layer, they all went to layer-0 !
7-  dimensions were 1:1 but under rather large and .0000 precision generic characters.
8-  clicking 'current drawing prefs' OK, dimensions stretched back to their original size and style
9-  whatever I do, Select all  then Explode in  Modify or Block,
     there is no more access to the entities.

The drawing seems to be a dead image.  Only the 90° angle of a contersunk hole
is still active at the upper left of the AB contrribution. Unfortunate as it is, step (6)
is not a game stopper but (9) is.
Would you give me the miraculous hidden key to continue ?
Librecad_shutters_AB_and_C.dxf
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Re: How to copy between drawings

Lambertus
I do not know the answer to the method you choose for copy and past.

The method I choose was to create a separate drawing that had only the elements that I wanted to import (drawing 1) and then import that file into the drawing into which I wanted to import the elements (drawing 2). Each drawing had the same layer names.

I created the separate drawing 1 by making a copy of the file that had the elements I wanted to import, and then stripped out everything I did not want copied. Made sure the elements I wanted from drawing 1 were in the same layer name as the layer name of drawing 2 that I wanted to import into. To create drawing 1, I locked the layer that had the elements I wanted, unlocked all the others, selected all with a selection window and then deleted the selected and unwanted material. Saved that file: drawing 1. Then imported it drawing 1 into the drawing 2, making sure that I was in the layer of drawing 2 that I wanted the elements imported into. It treated the imported file as a block. The rest of drawing 2 was editable.  

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To: Lambertus <[hidden email]>
Subject: Re: How to copy between drawings
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2016 09:35:45 -0700 (MST)

v2.1.0 / MacOS Yosemite
Hello,
Following your advice I transfered entities C (the colored ones on the right side
of the attached file) to drawing AB that I want to update using C new dimensions.

1-  both AB and C drawings were set to 1:1 scale in 'print preview'
     (I don't know why but it helps keeping C dimensions values the same after transfer)
2-  added an 'importation' layer on the AB drawing stack
3-  draw a cross target on the 'importation' layer
4-  put layer-0 in non-erasable status
5-  used cmd-c / cmd-v
5-  landed entities C on the cross target (the importation layer was activated only)
6-  entities avoided the importation layer, they all went to layer-0 !
7-  dimensions were 1:1 but under rather large and .0000 precision generic characters.
8-  clicking 'current drawing prefs' OK, dimensions stretched back to their original size and style
9-  whatever I do, Select all  then Explode in  Modify or Block,
     there is no more access to the entities.

The drawing seems to be a dead image.  Only the 90° angle of a contersunk hole
is still active at the upper left of the AB contrribution. Unfortunate as it is, step (6)
is not a game stopper but (9) is.
Would you give me the miraculous hidden key to continue ?
Librecad_shutters_AB_and_C.dxf



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Re: How to copy between drawings

Cantar4
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In fact I used the copy/paste method (cmd-c cmd-v) suggested by dxli (see his Jan 20 message) ,
it is much simpler in theory.

Lukily enough I found a provisional way to get access to all my frozen entities by erasing
the dimensions from the AB receiving drawing (one by one).  
A conflict with the intermediary format transported by the C invaders ???  
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Re: How to copy between drawings

DustyLaVanway
What I find is the easiest process is to select the drawing you want to transfer, then choose cut and select it. Then hit ctrl-Z to undo it will keep the original file as it was. Then open the target file and paste into that file with all layers locked except the target layer. The drawing stays the same size and sits where you put it. Though I tend to place it by itself first so I can easily select it again and resize if needed.
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Re: How to copy between drawings

aman
I think the most straight forward method is to open drawings in tab-mode (Drawings => Tab_mode), then copy paste between drawings is simple.