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Copies objects a specified distance in a specified direction.

Access Methods


 Ribbon: Home tabModify panelCopyNot available on the ribbon in the current workspace
 Menu: ModifyCopyNot available in menus in the current workspace.
 Toolbar: Modify
 Shortcut menu: Select the objects to copy, and right-click in the drawing area. Click Copy Selection.


With the COPYMODE system variable, you can control whether multiple copies are created automatically.

List of Prompts

The following prompts are displayed.

Select objects: Use an object selection method and press Enter when you finish

Specify base point or [Displacement/mOde/Multiple] <Displacement>: Specify a base point or enter an option


Specifies a relative distance and direction using coordinates.

The two points you specify define a vector that indicates how far the copied objects are to be moved and in what direction.

If you press Enter at the Specify Second Point prompt, the first point is interpreted as a relative X,Y,Z displacement. For example, if you specify 2,3 for the base point and press Enter at the next prompt, the objects are copied 2 units in the X direction and 3 units in the Y direction from their current location.


Controls whether the command repeats automatically (COPYMODE system variable).


Overrides the Single mode setting. The COPY command is set to repeat automatically for the duration of the command.