When copying in a draft drawing there is no option to select a point to copy from. To be clear, I do not want to paste to original position. I want to choose the origin point to copy from.
I found this post on a search, but I cannot understand the proposed solution.
Can someone give a more clear explanation how to do this, if it is possible?
It can be done as I have outlined below, but its really an oversight that this is not part of the program when Autocad could do this in 1991....
Assume you are copying from Sheet 1 to Sheet 2.
1. On sheet 1, draw a temporary line from a point that is common to both sheets.
2. Select the ojects to be copied, and the temp line.
3. In sheet 2 paste at cursor.
4. Move the just placed ojects, ref point being the end of the temp line, move to same point in Sheet 2.
5. Erase the temp lines from both sheets.
... its really an oversight that this is not part of the program when Autocad could do this in 1991....
To be fair, there are also things that Solid Edge can do that AutoCAD cannot, so it's bit of a "horses for courses"...
No, coordinates don't play the role in SE that they do in Acad. So, you have to use various tricks.
another method of course seems not to be the most elegant but does a pretty good job.
Select Your geometry and create a block out of it.
A block always has a defined origin.
Now put this to Your desired new position and paste it exactly where You want it.
If it should not be identical to the original geometry then You must Unblock it which also isn't a big effort.