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Copy Function Improvement

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In Claris CAD on the Mac there was a very handy thing that I used constantly. I still try to use it without thinking because it became so natural.

When an object is duplicated (one copy made) and the copy is dragged to a new location, you can then hold down the Command key and hit the "D" key over and over to place more copies at the same spacing and in the same direction as the first copy.

This eliminates the work of trying to figure out how many copies are needed plus the original, then key & click it all in. Many times that comes out wrong and you have to get rid of or add some.

With my Wish List item you can watch each copy appear and stop when you have enough!

If it is available, how do I use it?

Thanks for giving us most of the functions of Claris CAD and much more!

Nolton in Bend, Oregon

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VectorWorks can do this. In your VectorWorks preferences make sure you have "offset duplicates" turned on. Hold down the option key and drag the object to duplicate it, then hit command-D.

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