Clipboard Manager

Clipboard Manager

Win32 and 64, English

Autodesk, Inc.
The Clipboard Manager plugin can be used with Autodesk® AutoCAD® to manage multiple clipboard entries, storing and renaming them for later use.

General Usage Instructions

Once loaded, the CLIPBOARD command can be used to display the Clipboard Manager palette. The CLIPBOARD command is also added to a panel in the Plug-Ins tab on the AutoCAD Ribbon Bar. When using Ctrl-C (or COPYCLIP) inside AutoCAD, this palette will display each new set of AutoCAD objects added to the clipboard for later use. Each new item is assigned a name automatically, which can be changed using the right-click menu, F2 or double-clicking on the name. It also shows the time at which the item was added as well as a preview of the contents. The right-click menu also allows each clipboard item to be inserted, whether as standard geometry or a block at a selected point, or at the geometry's original location (if pasting objects between drawings).




The installer that ran when you downloaded this app/plug-in from Autodesk App Store will start installing the app/plug-in. OR, simply double-click the downloaded installer to install the app/plugin.

You may need to restart the Autodesk product to activate the app/plug-in.

To uninstall this plug-in, exit the Autodesk product if you are currently running it, simply rerun the installer, and select the "Uninstall" button. OR, click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features (Windows 7/8/8.1/10) and uninstall as you would any other application from your system.

Additional Information

This plug-in was written by Mark Dubbelaar, and edited by Kean Walmsley, for publishing on his blog. It became a Plugin of the Month on Autodesk Labs. ADN Plugins of the Month are provided with full source code that has been installed with this plug-in. While the code is not needed to make use of the plug-in, it will be useful should you want to understand how the plug-in works or to extend its functionality to meet your specific needs. Many thanks to Mark for generously providing this very useful plug-in.

Known Issues

"Paste to Original Coordinates" will only work when pasting between AutoCAD drawings: this is as designed and is AutoCAD's standard behavior.


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Version History

Version Number Version Description


Added support to AutoCAD 2020 (No change in version number)
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