Have You Tried: Accessing Data from the Clipboard

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Accessing Data from Clipboard in AutoCAD

This month’s Have You Tried is all about copying data into AutoCAD using the clipboard.

The clipboard can be a convenient way to create a table from a spreadsheet that contains a door and window schedule. In addition, the clipboard can be used to copy objects and geometry between drawings and layouts, or outside of AutoCAD to other products.

AutoCAD clipboard

In this Have You Tried, we’ll go over how to:

  • Copy and paste data from another application into AutoCAD
  • Copy information into AutoCAD using paste special
  • Copy and paste objects between layouts or drawings
  • Copy objects and paste as a block
  • Copy objects and paste to original coordinates

Learn how using the clipboard can save you time, with the step-by-step examples in the Have You Tried: Accessing Data from the Clipboard.

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Lee Ambrosius

Lee Ambrosius is a Principal Learning Content Developer at Autodesk, Inc., for the AutoCAD software and AutoCAD LT software products. He works primarily on the CAD administration, customization, and developer documentation. Lee has also worked on the user documentation for AutoCAD on Windows and Mac. He has presented on a wide range of topics at Autodesk University over the past 10 years, from general AutoCAD customization to ObjectARX technology. Lee has authored a number of AutoCAD-related books, with his most recent projects being AutoCAD Platform Customization: User Interface, AutoLISP, VBA, and Beyond and AutoCAD 2015 and AutoCAD LT 2015 Bible. When he’s not writing, you can find him roaming various community forums, posting articles on his blog, or tweeting AutoCAD-related information.

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