1.4.2 - Copy Objects

With the copy command, you can create one or more objects from the original at a specified distance and direction, or from one point to another point. Begin the copy command via Ribbon.

To copy the object (ABCDA), as shown in Fig. 1.6.2.2, from point P1 to point P2 :

  • On Ribbon ribbon tab ► Click Home tab►Modify panel ►click Copyacad icon copy 38 icon (Fig. 1.4.2.1).
  1. CommandLine prompt says:Select object: Using the mouse Select with your mouse the rectangle (ABCDA), and press ENTER.
  2. CommandLine prompt says:Specify baset point : Using the mouse ,select the point P1.
  3. Commandline prompt says:Specify second point or []: Using the mouse ,select the point P2 to specify the second point of the movement, and press ENTER.

You have copied the rectangle (ABCDA) in distance and direction which is specified by the poits P1 and P2 , as shown in Fig.1.4.2.2.
When AutoCAD asks for a "base point or displacement" you can select any point you want as a reference point. Click on the bottom left corner of the rectangle. AutoCAD now asks for a 'second point of displacement', it needs to know now is at which point you want to move it. You can select with the mouse an other point on the screen, or to use relative coordinates.

Copy an object using coordinates

If you want to copy an object using relative coordinates :

  1. CommandLine prompt says:Select object: Using the mouse Select with your mouse the rectangle (ABCDA), and press ENTER.
  2. CommandLine prompt says:Specify baset point : Using the mouse ,select the point P1.
  3. Commandline prompt says:Specify second point or []: Type @20<-45 (or 315) , and press ENTER.

The copy created in a distance 20 from the original and direction -45°, as you see in Fig. 1.4.2.2.

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