How to Copy and Paste a Sketch in Fusion 360

Kyle Gilham May 16, 2022 1 min read

Want an easy way to save time (and mouse clicks) while working on your 3D model? Learn how to quickly copy and paste a sketch in Fusion 360.

How to copy a sketch in Fusion 360

To copy a sketch or any sketch elements onto the clipboard is very easy, and there are multiple ways to do it.  First, you can select the sketch entities in the graphics window using either a window select or holding CTRL while selecting the sketch entities you want to copy. Alternatively, you can select the sketches in the browser tree or the timeline. 

Notice that when selecting your sketches, you don’t have to limit it to sketch entities in only one sketch. You can copy from multiple sketches — you don’t even need to be in a sketch to use the copy command.

After you select the sketches or sketch entities you want, either right-click and select Copy or hold down CTRL + C on your keyboard.

How to paste a sketch in Fusion 360

To paste your sketches into a new sketch, you must first either enter an existing sketch or start a new sketch. If you try and paste without being in a sketch, nothing will happen. Once you are in a sketch either right-click and select Paste or hold down CTRL + V on your keyboard. 

Now you know how to copy and paste a sketch in Fusion 360. To learn more about the Sketch Environment in Fusion 360, check out this Sketch Basics video series from our self-paced learning portal. Ready to test out your sketch skills? Download Fusion 360 today.

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