Quick Reference

Copies one or more objects to another layer.

Access Methods


 Ribbon: Home tabLayers panelCopy Objects to New LayerNot available on the ribbon in the current workspace
 Menu: FormatLayersCopy Objects to New LayerNot available in menus in the current workspace.
 Toolbar: Layers II


Creates duplicates of selected objects on a layer that you specify. You can also specify a different location for the duplicated objects.

If you enter -copytolayer at the Command prompt, options are displayed.

List of Prompts

The following prompts are displayed.

Select objects to copy:

Select object on destination layer or [ Name] <Name>: Select an object or enter n

Select Object on Destination Layer

Specifies the layer on which the selected objects are placed.

Specify Base Point

Specifies the base point of the copied objects.


Enters coordinate values that specify a relative distance and direction.