Moving and copying blocks

Moving and copying blocks are common operations, and there are several ways to perform these operations. For instance, you can move blocks by dragging and dropping them into place or you can cut them to the Windows Clipboard then paste them back into your current or another diagram. You can also paste them into other Windows-based applications.

Rules for moving and copying blocks:  The following rules apply when you move and copy blocks:

      Moved and copied blocks retain the parameter values of the original blocks.

      Moved and copied blocks retain their internal wiring. This means that wires connecting blocks within the group of moved or copied blocks are retained.

      Moved and copied blocks lose their peripheral wiring. This means that wires connecting blocks in the group of blocks being moved or copied to other blocks are not retained.

      When moving or copying a compound block containing a global variable block with input, Embed appends a number to the variable block name to keep it unique.

Drag-and-drop editing:  An easy way to move or copy blocks within the current level of the diagram is with drag-and-drop editing. If you are moving or copying blocks to another level in the diagram, or to a different diagram, you must use the Edit menu’s Cut, Copy, and Paste commands.

Copying, cutting, and pasting blocks: The Copy, Cut, and Paste commands use the Windows Clipboard to transfer blocks to another diagram level or to a different diagram. You can also use the Clipboard to paste blocks into other applications.

The Clipboard can only hold one selection of cut or copied blocks at a time. If you place a new selection in the Clipboard, it overwrites whatever was already there.