In some cases a drawing may cause the program to go unresponsive, freeze or take a long time to copy and paste, if it contains a lot of hatching, usage of highly detailed figures, contains a lot of clustered plants or contains a lot of geometry (figures, lines, etc.).
Use the following workaround in order to move your drawing within the same drawing:
- Draw a border on the Temp Layer to encompass your entire drawing
- Go to Modes, click on “All Layers On Mode”
- Select the Move/copy tool, ensure the Copy toggle is off
- Select all the drawing contents (Ctrl + A or Edit > Select All) then right-click
- Go to Modes, click on the Temp Layer Mode – this will turn everything off
- Left-click to pick the ‘from’ translate location point
- Move to the desired position
- Left-click to pick the ‘to’ translate location point
- Go to Modes, click on Design Mode
- Repeat Steps 3 to 9 if you need to move the drawing again
- Delete the temporary border once you are satisfied with the position
Use the following workaround in order to copy and paste your drawing to a new drawing:
- Open the drawing in Design, go to Modes, click on “All Layers On Mode”
- Select all geometry (Ctrl + A or Edit > Select All) and copy it to the DynaSCAPE clipboard (Ctrl + C or Edit > Copy).
- Open a new drawing prototype (File > New > Drawing or click on the new drawing icon on the top toolbar
- Select the sheet size and scale you want then paste the geometry into the new drawing prototype
- Go to Modes, click on the Temp Layer Mode
- Paste your geometry by pressing Ctrl + V
- Left-click to choose the “external figure location”
- Right-click to end the copy command
- Press the Esc key to exit the command
- Go to Modes click on the Design Mode
- Follow the instructions above to move a portion or the entire drawing.
- Save the new drawing prototype as a new drawing file (File > Save As > Drawing…, enter in a filename and location to save the file under and click on Save).