Copy and Paste Areas

After you've drawn an area, you can copy and paste it to speed up drawing another, similar area. This is handy for drawing a second floor that has very similar area lines to the first floor, for example. Here's how it works.

  1. In a sketch, tap the Modify icon (  ) to enter Modify Mode. If you're using an iPhone or a similar device with a smaller screen, press the mode icon on your sketch keyboard and select Modify.
  2. Tap an area to select it (the color of the area changes to yellow to indicate when it's selected). If this is a new sketch, click here for instructions on creating a new area.
  3. Now, tap Copy on the upper left of the screen, and choose Area or Outline. Choosing Area copies the entire area including any labels, symbols, free‑form lines, and any other sketch elements contained within the selected area. Choosing Outline simply copies the area lines that make up the perimeter of the area.
  4. Long‑tap a blank portion of the sketch grid (anywhere outside of an existing area) to show the Item Options window.
  5. Tap Paste Area to insert the area you copied at the selected location on the canvas.

Now you'll see the area appear on the sketch, and you can modify it as needed to reflect the property you're sketching.