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Drag/Rotate/Mirror an Element as Copy

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You can also use all the moving commands to move an element copy. The commands work the same with the difference that the original element remains in place. The first option to invoke a copying command is via Edit > Move > Drag/Rotate/ Mirror a Copy.

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  • To demonstrate the second option, the command “Drag” is used as an example.
  • Invoke the command “Drag” and start to move the element as you are used to it.
  • Before finishing the move, press the “CTRL” or “Option”- key once.
  • As a result, a “+” should appear beside the cursor. This indicates that you are now dragging a copy.
  • Click to place the copy.

Drag/Rotate/Mirror multiple-element copies

There are two options to move multiple-element copies as well:

  • the first option, the command via Edit > Move > Drag/Rotate/Mirror Multiple Copies.
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To demonstrate the second option, again we use “Drag” as a representative:

  • Invoke the command “Drag” and start to move the element as you are used to it.
  • Before finishing the move, press the “CTRL” or “CMD” - key and the “ALT” or “Option” - key at the same time.
  • As a result, “++” should appear beside the cursor. This indicates that you are now dragging multiple copies.
  • Every click places a copy.
  • To finish this process, either double-click the last element or press the “ESC” - key.

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