Applicable to SunDAT Pro, SunDAT Standard

Applicable to SketchUp 2017, 2018, & 2019


How do I copy an object in SketchUp?


There are a couple of options to copying an object:

Copy and Paste option

  1. Select the object then going to Edit > Copy from the menu bar or press Ctrl+C.
  2. Go to Edit > Paste from the menu bar or press Ctrl+V.  Your cursor changes to a Move tool cursor, and your copied geometry floats around as you move the mouse. 
  3. Click where you want to place the copied geometry.

Copying with the Move tool option

  1. Use the Select tool (shortcut: spacebar) in SketchUp and select the object you want to copy.
  2. Select the move button (shortcut: M).  The cursor will change to the move icon.
  3. Hit the Ctrl button on your keyboard.  A plus symbol will be appear next to the move icon in your cursor.
  4. Using the cursor, pick the base point of where you want to move from. 
  5. Move your cursor to where you want to move the object and click to place a copy of the object.  Alternatively, you can move the cursor to the direction you want to copy and type in the distance to copy the object.

You can learn more about copying in SketchUp here: