Sketcher Clone

    From FreeCAD Documentation

    Sketcher Clone.svg Sketcher Clone

    Menu location
    Sketch → Sketcher tools → Clone
    Default shortcut
    Z L
    Introduced in version
    See also
    Sketcher Copy, Sketcher Move


    Clones the selected sketch elements from one point to another, using the last selected point as reference. If any constraints are part of the source elements, then the new constraints are linked to the source constraints; if the constraints in the source are changed, the constraints in the clone are also changed. To avoid this linking see Sketcher Copy.svg Sketcher Copy.

    Note that a clone of a clone becomes a Sketcher Copy. If you wish to create linked constraints, clone the original source elements again.


    1. Select the sketch elements to clone.
    2. Click on Sketcher Clone.svg Clone or choose Sketch → Sketcher tools → Sketcher Clone.svg Clone from the top menu.
    3. Move the mouse in the 3D view to the desired location for the clone.
      By keeping Shift pressed, the angle to the location point can be fixed in steps of 5°. introduced in version 0.20
    4. Left-click in the 3D view to create the clone.

    No extra constraints are added for the clone.