How to copy an item from one sketch to another - Using Sketchup Web

Using Sketchup Go for Web

I have a sketch with a number of groups/components. I want to copy some, not all, of those items to another sketch. I don’t see how to do this.

The only way I have found to do this is to delete everything else and then save the bits I need. Surely there must be a better way than this!


Ctrl+C (copy) > Ctrl+V (paste)

Copy selected groups, open the new file > Paste.

Ughhh… Idiot me - I had tried that - I was not moving my mouse. I was expecting the copied component to show up when I hit Ctrl-V…

Thanks for your help,

It is worth noting that Sketchup has two paste options, the standard ctrl v which will paste the selection onto your cursor so you can place it somewhere.
But the other more useful one is Paste In Place which doesn’t attach it to your cursor, rather it simply pastes it exactly where you copied it from. This is very useful when moving things from one model to another, it means they are in exactly the same place without you trying to position them perfectly. It also means you can copy something and paste it into a different context without moving it. So you can create something on the outside of a group and then cut and paste it inside the group.
I don’t think the web version has a default keyboard shortcut for Paste in Place, but it is on the context menu and if you use the little Rabbit search icon to find it it gives you the option to assign a shortcut to it there.

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