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'''Copy selected allows you to duplicate selected prims and align them adjacent to each other.''' For example, if you're copying sections of a wall and {{K|Shift}}-dragging to copy is proving tricky to fine-tune, you may want to take advantage of this alternative.
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To understand how this works, let's use a simple example:
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# Right-click the ground and choose '''Create''' on the pie menu.
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# Click the ground again to [[rez]] a generic cube.
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# From the build tools, select '''Create''' (also found in '''Tools''' > '''Select Tool''' > '''Create''').
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# Check '''Keep Selected''' so we can do the following steps repeatedly.
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# Click the '''Copy selected''' checkbox. For now, check '''Center''' and uncheck '''Rotate'''.
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# Now, click on the faces of the cube. Each time you do so, the cube is duplicated, aligned edge-to-edge with a previous cube.
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With that explained, here's what the options do:
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* '''Center''' - Copies are centered on the target object, which is useful for neat building in-a-line where you want objects to be aligned along an axis. Otherwise, objects will be placed edge-to-edge, but may be staggered or askew. Note that with curved prims like spheres, this means one of the copy's edges is ''touching'' the source, but isn't ''interpenetrating'' (overlapping).
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* '''Rotate''' - Copies rotate to match the target object, instead of the original values the source object has. This can make it easier to line up something that's already at an angle, such as a house's slanted roof.
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{{KBwarning| 1='''Copy selected''' has unfortunate bugs. '''Rotate''' doesn't always work correctly and can leave gaps between objects, as described in longtime issue [https://jira.secondlife.com/browse/VWR-4471 VWR-4471]. Also, [https://jira.secondlife.com/browse/SVC-4225 SVC-4225] describes other alignment issues.}}
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Since this build tool relies on Second Life's 3D space, watch this video to understand more. Note that it dates from an older version of Second Life where the tool was labeled "Copy Selection" instead of "Copy selected", but works the same:
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{{KBvideo|4168299}}
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