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Registered: ‎01-11-2013
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Copy to clipboard failed

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01-11-2013 08:08 AM

i have various files which I cannot copy elements of into other drawings.

when i use the ctrol+copy command, I get the "copy to clipboard failed". This has only started since I upgraded to AutoCAD2012. Can anyone explain why this is happening.

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Re: Copy to clipboard failed

01-11-2013 08:39 AM in reply to: julian

List the objects to be copied,  are there anything said AEC....   ?

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Re: Copy to clipboard failed

01-15-2013 01:08 PM in reply to: Patchy

This happend to me in the past it seems that the clipboard for the drawing is corrupted. As a workaround I used to block the entire drawing and then access the block through design centre to insert it into a new drawing. The copy and paste functions were then enabled.

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Registered: ‎12-18-2013
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Re: Copy to clipboard failed

12-18-2013 05:42 AM in reply to: julian

I discovered something that can be used (in some cases, I supose) before they fix the problem:

1.- Select the objects you want to copy

2.- Right click on mouse and click on "copy selection". Don´t give it a base point. 

3.- Go to the other one dwg and Edition->paste (or paste in original coordinates, both have worked for me). 


I have no idea why the recents versions of Autocad don't let us copy/paste, but is something, isn´t it?

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Re: Copy to clipboard failed

12-18-2013 06:25 AM in reply to: julian

Another thing to keep an eye on would be the UCSs of each drawing. When I have this problem, I check and see if both drawings are on the World UCS.

You might have to rotate the object once in the new file.

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