2 Replies Latest reply on Mar 13, 2018 5:48 PM by Eric Snyder

    Pasting copied sketch entities gets error

    Eric Snyder

      The procedure:

      Open a file and edit a sketch.

      Select some sketch entities.

      Create a new file. Create a sketch on the new file.

      Paste the sketch entities that you copied earlier.

      I get the error Drag and Drop failed:



      I have done this procedure thousands of times before. I have tried copying the whole sketch and many variations.

      Anybody know what is wrong here?

        • Re: Pasting copied sketch entities gets error
          Jim Wilkinson

          Hi Eric,


          Copy and Paste is very dependent upon the Microsoft "clipboard" functionality. If you are having problems, first try exiting SOLIDWORKS and restarting in case some communication between SOLIDWORKS and Microsoft has started failing for some reason. If that does not work, try rebooting in case there is something wrong with the MS clipboard.


          Post back whether either of those worked and if not, try a simple case to see if there may be something specific about the particular things you are trying to copy/paste that are causing the problem.




          • Re: Pasting copied sketch entities gets error
            Eric Snyder

            Pure genius Jim! You could work for cable or ISP tech support! Rebooting worked. Don't know why I didn't think of that...