Copies entities to the Clipboard with a base point for pasting with the PasteBlock command.
Accessing the Command
command bar: copybase
keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+Shift+C
menu bar: Edit | Copy with Base Point
ribbon: Home | Edit | Copy | Copy with Base Point
Prompts you in the command bar:
Select base point: (Pick a point, or enter x,y coordinates)
Select entities to copy to the clipboard: (Choose one or more entities)
Select entities to copy to the clipboard: (Choose more entities, or else press Enter to continue)
Use the PasteBlock command to paste the copied entities into the same or another drawing as a block.
Select base point
Specifies the base point for the entities being copied to the Clipboard. Pick a point, or enter x,y coordinates.
The PasteBlock command uses these coordinates to paste the entities from the Clipboard into a drawing.
Select entities to copy to the clipboard
Chooses the entities to copy to the Clipboard using any entity selection method.
- Using Copybase and Paste to copy entities between drawings
- Paste a selection as a block in the target drawing
CopyClip - copies selected entities to the Clipboard, which can then be pasted in the same or other drawings.
CopyHist - copies all text from the Text window to the Clipboard.
CutClip - cuts (moves) selected entities to the Clipboard.
PasteBlock - pasted entities from the Clipboard as a block at an insertion point.
PasteClip - pastes entities from the Clipboard into the current drawing.
PasteOrig - pastes entities from the Clipboard at the original coordinates.
PasteSpec - displays the Paste Special dialog box for controlling the format of pasted entities.