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johnshearing
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Cut, Copy, and Paste are grayed out

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Cut, Copy, and Paste are grayed out for me. CTRL + C and CTRL + V do not work.
Box select does not work.
Can somebody think of a reason why these would be disabled?
Much thanks,
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Re: Cut, Copy, and Paste are grayed out

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Hi and welcome to the forum!

I guess you still have an active task. To be seen by the Pencil near the text "Tasks".
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Re: Cut, Copy, and Paste are grayed out

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Thanks Chris,
Yes, If I click the close button for the task or press the escape button then the sketcher closes and I can copy an item.
But I am watching a tutorial where the instructor is copying and pasting items with the sketcher open.
So I am wondering how to clear an active task while the sketcher is open.
Any advice would be apricated.

Also, thanks for the detailed tutorial.
I am working through it now.
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Re: Cut, Copy, and Paste are grayed out

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Maybe a pointer to the said tutorial would help...
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Re: Cut, Copy, and Paste are grayed out

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And maybe some infos about FC version used and tutorial's FC version.

There are around tutorials for 0.18 or older and many things has changed in respect to actual version.

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Re: Cut, Copy, and Paste are grayed out

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openBrain wrote: Fri Jul 01, 2022 5:30 am Maybe a pointer to the said tutorial would help...
Hi OpenBrain,
This is the link to the video tutorial which requires using cut and paste
https://youtu.be/Eka_0k5l0oM?t=672
It should open at the correct place in the video.
Thanks
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Re: Cut, Copy, and Paste are grayed out

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onekk wrote: Fri Jul 01, 2022 7:59 am And maybe some infos about FC version used and tutorial's FC version.
There are around tutorials for 0.18 or older and many things has changed in respect to actual version.
Regards
Carlo D.
Hi Carlo,
The following is the FreeCad version info.

Code: Select all

OS: Windows 10 Version 2009
Word size of FreeCAD: 64-bit
Version: 0.20.29177 (Git)
Build type: Release
Branch: releases/FreeCAD-0-20
Hash: 68e337670e227889217652ddac593c93b5e8dc94
Python 3.8.10, Qt 5.15.2, Coin 4.0.1, Vtk 8.2.0, OCC 7.6.2
Locale: English/United States (en_US)
Installed mods: 
  * Assembly4 0.12.0
  * Curves 0.4.4
  * Help 1.0.3
I think the video tutorial is for Version 19
Also, thank you for your tutorial. I am looking forward to going through it.
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Re: Cut, Copy, and Paste are grayed out

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johnshearing wrote: Fri Jul 01, 2022 2:40 pm Also, thank you for your tutorial. I am looking forward to going through it.
You're welcome.

But what tutorial of mine you are referring for?

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Re: Cut, Copy, and Paste are grayed out

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You're welcome.
But what tutorial of mine you are referring for?
This one here
https://github.com/onekk/freecad-doc/bl ... _v0_56.pdf

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Re: Cut, Copy, and Paste are grayed out

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johnshearing wrote: Fri Jul 01, 2022 2:35 pm This is the link to the video tutorial which requires using cut and paste
https://youtu.be/Eka_0k5l0oM?t=672
It should open at the correct place in the video.
Thanks
Hi, It uses integrated Sketcher Copy function. ;)
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