Clearing clip board


#1

Hi,

So I have two different rhino files open and I want to copy an object from one rhino file to the other.

I do CTRL C in file A and then CTRL P in file B. However the only thing that gets pasted in file B is the last group of objects that I copied from that same file B (the one that I am trying to paste into). Im sorry if that is confusing. I think the issue is that I need to somehow clear the clipboard, is there a way to do that?

Thank you,

Alex


(Pascal Golay) #2

Hi Alex- what you are doing should just work… (Ctrl-C/Ctrl-V) There is no way to clear the clipboard, the Ctrl-C from file A should simply replace what is held there. Do you see feedback in File A that copying has worked?

-Pascal


#3

I see something similar to what you are describing if I switch files before the stuff from file A is written to the clipboard. If you are copy / pasting a bunch of stuff, be sure you see the cursor blinking again on File A’s command line before going to file B.


#4

The cursor blinks but for some reason it still brings everything with it not just what I selected… weird.


#5

I have even pasted the object in a new empty file which works fine but when I try bringing it to the file I need it in it still does the same thing. I even tried importing the objects and the same things happen.


#6

hey guys i figured out what was going on. I am copying the objects from a layer called “layer 8” and I have a layer in the other file called “layer 8” so whats happening is I am copying the objects in and it is turning on all the “layer 8” objects as well… not copying them all in. Sorry for the confusion.


(Pascal Golay) #7

Hi Alex- what do you mean by this? Did you Copy from file A, paste to a new empty file, save this file and then Import this file to file B?

Are there layer names shared by both A and B and if so are all these layers on in both?

-Pascal


#8

Hey pascal I don’t know if you saw the post right before yours but I figured it out and you were right there were shared layer names.


(Pascal Golay) #9

Yep, ok, I see that- I’m glad it’s sorted out anyway.

-Pascal