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OST - 09.03.01 Copying and Pasting Area Backouts

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Copying and Pasting Backouts

Once you've drawn a backout, there may come occasion for you to reuse that backout somewhere else. On-Screen Takeoff makes it easy using Copy Backouts and Paste Backouts.

First, draw your backout, keep it selected after drawing it (notice the select boxes on each corner indicate the backout below is selected).

Now, right-click on the selected backout and choose Copy Backouts

Next, right-click near where you want to position the pasted backout (on this page or another page) and select Paste Backouts

An outline of the backout is shown with the cursor at the center. This allows you to position the pasted backout precisely

To place the pasted backout, just click when the backout is positioned properly.

You can 'reuse' what you've already copied by right-clicking near subsequent locations and selecting Paste Backouts again.
Hold down the <Shift> the key to select multiple backouts to Copy/Paste more than one at a time.

Copying Backouts along with an Area Takeoff Object

If you want to copy a piece of area takeoff and its backouts, you have to rope the takeoff object. You will see, when you rope a piece of area takeoff that includes backouts that all the objects have a yellow border, versus simply clicking on an area takeoff object and seeing the single-object selection handles.

Area object and Backouts selected
Area object and its Backouts selected

Area object without Backouts selected
Area object without Backouts selected

Copying, Pasting, and Moving TakeoffCopying and Pasting Takeoff with Attachments 

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