QCAD Bugtracker

  • Status Assigned
  • Percent Complete
  • Task Type Feature Request
  • Category QCAD (main)
  • Assigned To
  • Operating System All
  • Severity Low
  • Priority Very Low
  • Reported Version 3 RC5
  • Due in Version Undecided
  • Due Date Undecided
  • Votes 2
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Attached to Project: QCAD Bugtracker
Opened by Andrew - 26.04.2012
Last edited by Andrew - 28.05.2012

FS#579 - Copy layers / blocks

Duplicate (copy, clone) a layer with or without entities on it. New name can be specified by user.

Husky commented on 08.08.2014 07:56

Yes - this would be a nice time saving feature! ;-)

Often I need to copy a detail, shape or an entire Building floor plan to a new layer as base for the further designing.
Yes, there is a possibility to do that in QCAD but it's still a kind of workaround.

However ... if I see how easy it already is to select something and move it in the Property Editor to a different or new layer then I like to have an additional option what could be called:
"Copy Selection to a New Layer".
Maybe placed to the right of the "+" / "Move Selection to a New Layer"

What do you think?

CVH commented on 13.05.2018 22:48

I usually do:
Make a selection
Point to reference, say point x,y
Point to Target, same point x,y
Keep Original (now the copy is selected)
Change the Layer in the property Editor
This will keep all the specific properties too.

One can add an new Layer/Sublayer while the copy is still selected.


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