# Is it possible to paste in edit mode?

Is there any way to use paste in edit mode, because in edit mode CtrlV is replaced by the vertices menu.

I can copy things fine but it is impossible to paste. Of course I could use ShiftD to duplicate but is there a way to copy?

• You can use ctrl-c ctrl-v in object mode... – GiantCowFilms Jul 10 '14 at 4:55
• @GiantCowFilms when you use ctrl+v in edit mode you get the vertices menu, you can't paste. – user1853 Jul 10 '14 at 5:13
• When in Edit mode, all that you are operating will be nothing but elemtents, so why not just using Shift D instead of Ctrl C and Ctrl V? – Leon Cheung Jul 10 '14 at 7:30
• What are you expecting this to do? Are you trying to paste geometry from another file? You could paste in object mode and then join the objects.. – gandalf3 Jul 10 '14 at 10:15
• When copying vertices from one object and pasting them in another, duplicate obviously won't work. What about that use case? – Suzanne Soy May 22 '16 at 19:46

You can invoke copy and paste using the Spacebar menu (it shows CtrlV as shortcut for paste, but as you said that doesn't work). Simply press Space and search for copy and paste and use the appropriate entries from the list.

As pointed out by GiantCowFilms, the copy / paste functions work at object level. So even if you use them in edit mode, the whole object gets duplicated and not your selection!

Because you can use ShiftD to duplicate, there seems to be no need for copy and paste.

• No, its not a bug. the copy and paste options work on the object level. – GiantCowFilms Jul 10 '14 at 14:41
• @GiantCowFilms thanks, I fixed the answer. – TobiMarg Jul 17 '14 at 10:19

When copying vertices from one object and pasting them in another, duplicate obviously won't work. What about that use case?

You could duplicate, then "p" separate, which would create a new copied object of your duplication. You could then join that to any other object.

With CTRL-insert you copy mesh data in edit mode, switch to another object and enter edit mode, and using SHIFT-insert pastes the mesh data.