How Do You Copy in AutoCAD?

Have you ever wondered how to copy objects in AutoCAD? Well, you’re in luck because in this tutorial, we’ll show you exactly how to do that. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced user, this guide will help you master the art of copying in AutoCAD.

Using the Copy Command

To copy objects in AutoCAD, the most straightforward method is to use the COPY command. Here’s how:

  1. Select the objects you want to copy by clicking and dragging your mouse over them or by using a selection window.
  2. Type “COPY” on the command line or simply press “Ctrl + C” on your keyboard.
  3. Specify the base point from which you want to copy the objects. This point acts as a reference for the new copies.
  4. Move your cursor and click to place the copied objects at their desired location.

    You can also type precise coordinates for accurate placement.

  5. If you want to make additional copies, press “Enter” or right-click and select “Enter“. Otherwise, press “Esc” to exit the command.

Tips for Efficient Copying

If you frequently work with copying objects in AutoCAD, here are some tips that can help speed up your workflow:

  • Create a Keyboard Shortcut: Instead of typing “COPY” every time, consider creating a custom keyboard shortcut for this command. It will save you time and effort.
  • Use Object Snaps: When specifying the base point for copying, take advantage of object snaps to ensure accurate placement.

    Press “F3” to toggle object snap mode.

  • Explore Copy Options: AutoCAD offers various options for the copy command. For example, you can choose to make multiple copies at once or create an array of copies. Experiment with these options to find what works best for your project.
  • Combine Copy and Paste: If you need to copy objects between different AutoCAD drawings, you can use the copy command in one drawing and then paste the objects into another drawing using the paste command (Ctrl + V).

In Conclusion

Congratulations! You now know how to copy objects in AutoCAD using the COPY command.

Remember, practice makes perfect, so don’t hesitate to experiment and explore different copying techniques. With time and experience, you’ll become a proficient user of this essential AutoCAD feature.

Thank you for reading this tutorial. Happy copying!