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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?

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  • $\begingroup$ You can use ctrl-c ctrl-v in object mode... $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 10, 2014 at 4:55
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    $\begingroup$ @GiantCowFilms when you use ctrl+v in edit mode you get the vertices menu, you can't paste. $\endgroup$
    – user1853
    Commented Jul 10, 2014 at 5:13
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    $\begingroup$ 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? $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 10, 2014 at 7:30
  • $\begingroup$ 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.. $\endgroup$
    – gandalf3
    Commented Jul 10, 2014 at 10:15
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    $\begingroup$ When copying vertices from one object and pasting them in another, duplicate obviously won't work. What about that use case? $\endgroup$ Commented May 22, 2016 at 19:46

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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.

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    $\begingroup$ No, its not a bug. the copy and paste options work on the object level. $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 10, 2014 at 14:41
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    $\begingroup$ @GiantCowFilms thanks, I fixed the answer. $\endgroup$
    – TobiMarg
    Commented Jul 17, 2014 at 10:19
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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.

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Yes, with this add-on: https://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Extensions:2.6/Py/Scripts/3D_interaction/CutCopyPaste3D

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.

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