Sketcher Copy

From FreeCAD Documentation
This tool is obsolete, it is not be available in version 1.0 and above. Use Sketcher Translate instead.

Sketcher Copy

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


The Sketcher Copy command copies the selected sketch elements from one point to another, using the last selected point as reference. When a copy is made, there is no link established between the copy and the original, see Sketcher Clone.


  1. Select sketcher element for copy operation.
  2. There are several ways to invoke the command:
    • Press the Copy button.
    • Select the Sketch → Sketcher tools → Copy option from the menu.
    • The keyboard shortcut: Z then C.
  3. Move the mouse in the 3D view to the desired location for the copy.
    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 copy.

No extra constraints are added.