MVP 2021 Ausman Posted August 12, 2022 MVP 2021 Report Share Posted August 12, 2022 Hi all, you may already know this trick but I only recently twigged to it. I was again exploring ways of doing copy/paste trying to find a method that works. Previously I have carefully used the subroutine export import method but it is fraught with issues that can make it a minefield. The easiest way of explaining things was to do a small video of what I did. I had 2 .vlps I worked with, one done for a 130 and the other for a 570. I initially show the 2 vlps names and with the SAME elements but different names and properties. I then copy the 3 rungs from the 130 and then paste them into the 570 without leaving the program....that is the real trick. It's not as good as being able to do the action between instances, but it appears to work, and work well. Note how the newly pasted info appears to take up all the correct references in the destination project. This is a major advantage. I haven't fully explored all of this yet and there might be a pitfall somewhere. I'm simply posting the initial result of some experimenting I did this morning. Others' thoughts and comments welcomed! If you already do this method then you can hit me with Joe's foam bat and call me Dumbo, but it was one of those oh doooh revelations this morning. Because you can't do it between instances, I guess the brain had always thought it wasn't possible between projects...but leave the program running and don't do anything at all b/n the actions, and it is. Perhaps use something like VLC to slow things down if you lose track of what's going on, and how the elements differ. cheers, Aus VisiCP.mp4 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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