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Can anyone tell me if there is a way to copy items from one plan to another to save some time?

For instance with a cabinet run or combination I like to use all the time (for example in a laundry room)
 

 

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What does your title say?

 

You can block items like cabinets and save in the library too.

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8 minutes ago, solver said:

What does your title say?

 

You can block items like cabinets and save in the library too.

Man that is funny.

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Paste Hold Position is quite handy as well.

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I built a fireplace with a TV above the mantle to match a local company's work.

I blocked it and save it to the Library.

Is that what you're looking for?

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It's a little strange.  CA allowed me to select a whole island and copy and paste it to an entirely different plan (project), but now it's not allowing me do it.

 

 

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Can you copy/paste the same objects in the same plan?

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Yes, no problem.

I, unfortunately, like to do things the most difficulty way possible in Chief. Still after 4 years of using it.  

Sadly have just learnt on the fly and have missed learning alot of shortcuts.  Now I have to break all my bad habits!
 

 

 

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What happens in the new plan when you try to paste?

 

Have you tried blocking the objects, adding to the library and then adding to the new plan from there?

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Honestly I never knew that I was able to make blocks of items and save them to library - always have used it strictly for materials saving etc. (thus my comments on lack of knowledge re shortcuts)

Its one of those things that I don't make time for watching videos (read directions) and just dive right in.  Oh, and that little thing of being too busy.  Totally my own fault.

 

In this case, I had another full plan open and tried to select all and copy to another completely different plan.  As mentioned, it did it a couple of times (copy and paste), and then nothing.  

 

However I will use add to Library.  

 

There are typical cabinet runs/combinations that I favor as do my clients, so I am sure I will make this quite useful!

 

Thanks solver, really appreciate you answering my dumb question!

Thanks also Electromen and Chopsaw for your kind responses also.

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If you truly did Select All then you may have also selected something that was ineligible for copying and pasting.  I don't know...just a thought.

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