Hint: Undo History U-Turn Grab


#1

I sometimes make something new from something old, but I’ve had to altered/mangled the original thing beyond repair to make it, and I want the original thing back AND the new thing.

So, I…
1.) Copy the new thing I’ve made. (CTRL-C on PC)
2.) Back-step through the undo history to a point before I’ve mangled it, by using (CTRL-Z on PC).
3.) Paste the new thing (CTRL-V on PC).


#2

Have been doing this for a long time, but I couldn’t come up with catchy a name to describe the maneuver, U-Turn Grab is very nice !
Cheers Brenda :slight_smile:


(Margaret Becker) #3

You could also (before you start mangling) make a block of your thing. Explode the block and mangle away. Then insert the block to get the original back.


#4

Yes, thank you for adding that. I do keep blocks for things I frequently translate.