Have You Tried: Accessing Data from the Clipboard


By Lee Ambrosius

This month’s Have You Tried is all about copying data into AutoCAD using the clipboard.

The clipboard can be a convenient way to create a table from a spreadsheet that contains a door and window schedule. In addition, the clipboard can be used to copy objects and geometry between drawings and layouts, or outside of AutoCAD to other products.

AutoCAD clipboard

In this Have You Tried, we’ll go over how to:

  • Copy and paste data from another application into AutoCAD
  • Copy information into AutoCAD using paste special
  • Copy and paste objects between layouts or drawings
  • Copy objects and paste as a block
  • Copy objects and paste to original coordinates

Learn how using the clipboard can save you time, with the step-by-step examples in the Have You Tried: Accessing Data from the Clipboard.

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