When you copy and paste a selection in the Timeline or Xsheet view, you are not copying and pasting the actual drawings, you are pasting the exposure.
If you want to copy and paste the selected drawings into a different layer or paste the selection in the same layer to duplicate the drawings, you must use the Paste Special feature.
There are two main ways to paste your selected drawings with the Paste Special dialog box:
|•||Always Create Drawings|
This option pastes all of your drawings as they are. If a drawing has the same name as an existing one, it is renamed and duplicated.
|•||Only Create Drawings When They Do Not Exist|
This option only pastes only the drawings that are named differently from existing drawings. If a drawing has the same name as an existing one, it is ignored and not pasted. This avoids duplicating drawings in your layers.
This option is useful when you are pasting cut-out character templates containing drawings you may already have in your scene and some new ones. Using this option, you only paste the new drawings and are not duplicating all of the other parts you already have.
To paste drawings with the Paste Special command:
The Paste Special dialog box opens.
|4.||Select the Basic tab.|
|5.||In the Drawings section, select the Always Create Drawings or the Only Create Drawings When They Do Not Exist option depending on what you need.|
To use the Paste Special Again command, select Edit > Paste Special Again or press [Ctrl] + [Shift] + [B] (Windows) or [⌘] + [Shift] + [B] (Mac OS X). You can also click the Paste Special Again button in the
|•||Renaming a Drawing|
|•||Renaming Drawings with a Prefix|
|•||Renaming Drawings by Frame Position|
|•||Deleting a Drawing|
|•||Duplicating a Drawing|