Move Tool: Making copies

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Making copies

As mentioned previously, the Move tool can be used to make copies of entities within your model. To make copies of an entity using the move tool:

  1. Select the Select tool (Select Tool). The cursor will change to an arrow.
  2. Select the entities to be copied.
  3. Select the Move tool (Move Tool). The cursor will change to a four-way arrow.
  4. Press and release the Ctrl (Microsoft Windows) or Option (Mac OS X) key on your keyboard. The cursor will change to a four-way arrow with a plus sign. This action informs Sketchup that you want to duplicate the selected entities.
  5. Click on the selected entities to copy.
  6. Move the cursor to copy the entities. A copy of the selected entities will follow as you move your mouse.
  7. Click at the destination point to finish your copy operation. The copied entities are now selected and the original entities are deselected.



Note: You can press and release the Command (Microsoft Windows) or Option (Mac OS X) key on your keyboard at any time during a move operation to perform a copy (not just at the start).