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Cloning Layers And Columns

Cloning a layer provides you with a copy of the selected layer that uses the same drawings as the original. If you modify a drawing in the cloned or original layer it is updated in both layers. You can modify the layers’ timing independently one from the other, but the drawings remain linked. You can clone selected modules from the Network view in the same way.

This feature is useful when you want to reuse a hand-drawn animation but have different timings.

To clone a layer:

1. In the Timeline or Xsheet view, click on the layer you want to clone.


2. Select Edit > Clone or click the Clone Layer button in the Xsheet View toolbar and Timeline View toolbar.

The new cloned layer or column appears.

Related Topics 

Layers and Columns
Layer and Column Concepts
Advanced Column Types
Layer Content
Adding New Drawing Layers
Deleting Layers and Columns
Modifying Layers
Duplicating Layers and Columns
Xsheet Thumbnails
Changing the Colour of a Layer or Column
Expanding and Collapsing Layers and Columns
Modifying the Look of the Column