1. Create a new drawing and open the Design Center, load the drawings from which we are going to copy the layer in the Design Center, unfold the file to show the layer option, as shown in the following picture,

2. Select the layer that you want to copy from the right. Simple selection methods such as single selection, window selection, selection with SHIFT key and CTRL key also apply here. Then right-click the selected layers to open the context menu, as shown in the following picture,

3. Selecting the “Add Layer(s)” in the context menu or entering “A” when the context menu appears, then the selected layers will be added to the current drawing, as shown in the following picture.

4. We can switch between different drawings even with the Design Center on and continue to use the above method to add layer(s).

There is a Copy option in the right-click context menu, what’s that copy option? How can some drawings don’t have this Copy option? How to paste after we copy?

The data are copied to the clipboard and can be pasted. Just switch to where you want to add the layer(s) and use CTRL + V to add the copied layer(s) to the current drawing. You cannot paste the copied layer(s) to other files, that’s why you can’t see the paste option when switching to other files. With a one-time copy, you can paste multiple times to other open drawings.

The above method applies to format data such as text style, dimension style, leader style, layout, except that blocks have multiple options in the right-click context menu, as shown in the following picture,

We can insert as a block, if the drawing has a same-name block, we can redefine the block, directly open the block editor to modify or create a tool panel.

So much about using the Design Center to add layers and dimension styles to the current drawings. If you have things to say, please feel free to leave a comment or send a message, we look forward to your feedback.

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