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Anthony
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copy multiple objects

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01-23-2013 04:17 AM

Is there a way to allow Inventor 2013 to copy multiple objects when executing the 'copy' command ? Similar to in AutoCAD where you can continue to copy objects in multiple instances instead of it terminated after a single copy ? Thanks

Anthony Goodwin ~ Cad Manager/Senior Designer
Autodesk Inventor Professional 2013 SP2 64-Bit Edition
Windows 7 HP Z400, Intel Xeon W3550 3.07GHz
12.0GB RAM, ATI FirePro V4800 (FireGL)
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john.retzlaff
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Re: copy multiple objects

01-23-2013 05:31 AM in reply to: Anthony

Hold shift when selecting?

John Retzlaff
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sbixler
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Re: copy multiple objects

01-23-2013 05:46 AM in reply to: Anthony

You haven't really given us enough information to be helpful, although John's reply might be exactly what you need.  The answer will be different depending on what the objects are that you are trying to copy.  Are you trying to copy components in an assembly?  Sketch elements in a part sketch?  Views in a drawing?

Sam B
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Anthony
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Re: copy multiple objects

01-23-2013 05:51 AM in reply to: sbixler

Thank you for your response. To clarify, I am copying components in an assembly using the simple 'copy' command from the drop down menu which is available when right click on the component to copy, thanks

Anthony Goodwin ~ Cad Manager/Senior Designer
Autodesk Inventor Professional 2013 SP2 64-Bit Edition
Windows 7 HP Z400, Intel Xeon W3550 3.07GHz
12.0GB RAM, ATI FirePro V4800 (FireGL)
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Re: copy multiple objects

01-23-2013 08:31 AM in reply to: Anthony

Ctrl-click to multi-select, then copy.

Sam B
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Message 6 of 6 (306 Views)

Re: copy multiple objects

01-23-2013 08:51 AM in reply to: sbixler

or

Ctrl click mutliple

or

Shift click first and last (all in between will be selected)

then click and drag one of the part icons into the graphics window and all will be copied.

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