Quick Reference

Creates a new object based on the object type and general properties of a selected object.

Access Methods

 Shortcut menu: Select a single object, right-click, and click Add Selected.


Differs from COPY by duplicating only the general properties of an object. For example, creating an object based on a selected circle adopts the general properties of the circle, such as its color and layer, but prompts you for the new circle’s center point and radius.

With the ADDSELECTED command, you can create a new object with the same object type as a selected object. Certain objects have special properties that are supported in addition to its general properties, as shown in the following table.

Object type Special properties supported by ADDSELECTED
Gradient Gradient name, Color 1, Color 2, Gradient Angle, Centered
Text, MText, Attribute Definition Text Style, Height
Dimensions (Linear, Aligned, Radial, Diametric, Angular, Arc Length, and Ordinate) Dim Style, Dim Scale
Tolerance Dim Style
Leader Dim Style, Dim Scale
Multileader Multileader Style, Overall Scale
Table Table Style
Hatch Pattern, Scale, Rotation
Block Reference, External Reference Name
Underlays (DWF, DGN, Image, and PDF) Name

List of Prompts

The following prompt is displayed.

Select object: Use an object selection method

The prompts vary by object type.