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Copy to All Layouts
Tip# 3998 By Alan Thompson On 20-Oct-2012
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Categories : 2D Operations, Paper Space
Software type : AutoCAD 2013
Rename File To : CopyToAllLayouts.LSP
Copy selected objects to all layouts within the current drawing.

Sometimes you run across a routine that makes you wonder why something so simple, yet powerful, isn’t part of AutoCAD to begin with. This routine from Alan Thompson is one of those. It copies selected objects from one layout to the same location in all other layouts within the current drawing. It may sound simple, but how long would it take you to manually place the same object in 5, 10, or 20 layouts? Load the LISP file, then type in the command CTAL. Select the objects, press Enter, and it’s done. This cannot be run in model space, so make sure you are in a layout first, and check that the entities you select are not on a locked layer.

 

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Comment by Bachman,Lisa
Posted on 2012-10-22 16:23:44
I tried it and it copied everything except the viewport. It still could be very handy though.
Comment by Gallagher,Ross
Posted on 2012-10-22 19:06:14
Collegue used it within 30 seconds of downloading. Saved him 20 minutes work. Perfect.
Comment by Gallagher,Ross
Posted on 2012-10-22 19:06:25
Collegue used it within 30 seconds of downloading. Saved him 20 minutes work. Perfect.
Comment by brown,ron
Posted on 2013-03-25 01:27:43
I love using this code. Is it possible to have one that deletes from all layouts ?


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