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Paste Copied Objects as a Block
Tip# 3299 By Leonid Nemirovsky On 15-Nov-2009
Rated By 6 users
Categories : Blocks General
Software type : AutoCAD 2010
Rename File To : No Files to download.
Hold down Crtl+Shift+V to keep your objects as blocks.

Leonid Nemirovsky also discovered a method to paste objects as a block.

"I was using Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V to copy and paste AutoCAD objects. But when I was pasting, I accidentally held down not Ctrl+V but Ctrl+Shift+V! To my amusement, the command pasted the selected objects as it usually does, but it kept everything as a block because I held down the extra key."

Notes from Cadalyst Tip Patrol: There are several ways to copy objects in AutoCAD. There is the Copy command, for starters, but it doesn't have the ability to copy from one file to another. If you use Ctrl+Shift+V often, you might want to use the Rename command to change the names of those blocks to something you will recognize later.


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Comment by ,
Posted on 2011-04-20 20:52:48
Don't forget Ctrl+Shft+C is copyclip with base point, then Ctrl+Shift+V to paste your newly made block at the desired insertion point vs. an autocad picked point (lower left corner of the objects selected or 0,0 if the ucs has been changed)
Comment by Cooper,Kent
Posted on 2014-11-13 10:56:22
For a routine that will require the User to supply a meaningful Block name at the time of pasting in this way, see Tip #4366, "PasteBlock with New Name". No more wacky names that AutoCAD uses, such as "A$C1C7635F0".