Copies objects that are contained in an xref, block, or DGN underlay.

Instead of exploding, binding, or underlaying an xref, block, or DGN to facilitate copying nested objects within them, you can directly copy the selected objects into the current drawing.

The following prompts will be displayed:

Nested Objects to Copy
Select the desired component from an xref, block, or underlay that you wish to copy.

Base Point
Set the reference point that will serve as the starting location for placing the copied objects.

  • Second Point. In conjunction with the first point, define a vector to indicate the distance and direction in which the selected objects will be moved.

If you press Enter to accept the Use first point as displacement default, the first point will be interpreted as a relative X,Y,Z displacement. For instance, specifying 2,3 as the base point and pressing Enter at the subsequent prompt will cause the objects to shift 2 units in the X direction and 3 units in the Y direction from their current position.

Displacement
Specify a relative distance and direction from the base point’s location.

Multiple
Determine whether multiple copies will be automatically created as you specify additional locations.

Array
Arrange a designated number of copies in a linear array, using the first and second copy as the spacing reference.

Number of Items to Array
Indicate the number of sets of selected objects within the array, including the original selection set.

  • Second Point (Number of Items). Determine the distance and direction for the array relative to the base point. The distance you specify will establish the spacing between the base points of each object in the array.

Fit
Arrange a designated number of copies in a linear array, using the first and last copy as the total spacing reference.

Second Point (Fit)
Position the last copy in the array at the specified displacement distance and direction. The remaining copies will be evenly spaced in a linear array between the first and last copy.

Settings
Determines whether named objects associated with the selected items are incorporated into the drawing.

Insert
Duplicates the selected objects onto the current layer, disregarding any named objects. This option functions similarly to the COPY command.

Bind
Integrates named objects such as blocks, dimension styles, layers, linetypes, and text styles that are linked to the copied objects into the drawing.

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