Copy with Reference

Toolbar / Icon:
Menu: Edit > Copy with Reference
Shortcuts: Ctrl+Shift+C (Mac: ⇧⌘C) | R, C
Commands: copywithreference | rc


Copies the current selection to the QCAD clipboard. This tool lets you specify a reference point that is used to position the selection when pasting it into a drawing.


  1. Use the selection tools to prepare a selection of entities you want to copy to the clipboard.
  2. Start the Copy with Reference tool.
  3. Specify the reference point that you want to use when pasting the selection.