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I know we can do that in Eagle by selecting a block and copying them. Has Ki cad Implemented such feature? It documentation says I need to hold "SHIFT" Key and select to copy. Doesn't Work!!

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It should. If it doesn't, that's definitely a bug.

As an alternative, select with your mouse, right-click and go to "Save", which is KiCad 4's way of saying "Copy". Then use the paste icon to insert a copy of the block you selected.

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It occurs to me that you might be holding SHIFT and clicking to copy an item. KiCad only supports the idea of copying a block of items. You would need to hold SHIFT and then click+drag to select and copy the items. To duplicate a single item, you need to use the SHIFT and click+drag action but only allow the selection box to cover a single item.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Reboot solved the issue! I don't know how. #Windows lol \$\endgroup\$
    – MaNyYaCk
    Jan 19, 2018 at 4:40
  • \$\begingroup\$ this is not working in kiCad 5.1.10 \$\endgroup\$ Nov 3, 2021 at 11:17
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First: make a block by driving the mouse about the area to copy. Press the left mouse key and mark the area. Second: press Ctrl + c to copy this area Third: press Ctrl + v to insert the marked area and place the copy.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ this only works inside the same PCB layout , and not between 2 different PCB layouts \$\endgroup\$ Nov 3, 2021 at 11:18
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Press and hold "G" key (in KiCad it performs Grab/Move) while left click and hold mouse button to draw a selection rectangle around items. Pheww it was hard to write/describe wasn't it?

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