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I thought “Duplicate Link” is what I’m looking for, but if I use duplicate link, the new poly will not have a link icon on it. Is there any other wayt to duplicate a linked object?

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Thank you for all replies.

What I want to try is linking two same object into the .blend I'm working in, I tried alt+D, but still only the first linked file changed. enter image description here

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@stphnl329 Do you reload B and C or only the B object? This is how I reload B object, I'm not sure if it is right...? enter image description here

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  • $\begingroup$ Are you trying to duplicate an object or a file? It seems that you're trying to duplicate an object rather than a file. $\endgroup$ – stphnl329 Dec 29 '19 at 17:08
  • $\begingroup$ @stphnl329 Yes, sorry, bad English ability. I mean duplicate an object. It's impossible to link a .blend file directly, isn't it? $\endgroup$ – newbie Dec 29 '19 at 17:11
  • $\begingroup$ Just for clarification, you want to duplicate the object, but still let it be linked to the original file? $\endgroup$ – Robert Gützkow Dec 29 '19 at 17:14
  • $\begingroup$ I believe you'll have to link all the objects one by one to the other file. However, (to my knowledge) Blender does not show when you've linked objects within a file. Those link icons will only appear if the object has been directly linked to that in another file. That first plane is linked to the last one (but since its the same file, it doesn't show an icon), meaning that if the plane in the other file is changed, the Plane on the bottom there will be changed, causing the middle plane to be changed since it is linked to the last one. $\endgroup$ – stphnl329 Dec 29 '19 at 17:15
  • $\begingroup$ It definitely sounds like a bit of a mess...but Alt+D will work for you in this situation. $\endgroup$ – stphnl329 Dec 29 '19 at 17:16
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You can see the link icon in the object data properties.

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