Copying an Item from the First Floor to the Same Position on the Second Floor

Reference Number: KB-00172
Last Modified: July 16, 2021

The information in this article applies to:

Chief Architect Premier or Chief Architect InteriorsHome Designer Professional or Home Designer Architectural or Home Designer Suite


I have a cabinet or other item on the first floor, and I want it in the exact same place on the second floor. How can I do this?


You can easily copy and paste information between floors or between drawings using the Paste Hold Position tool. 

To copy, paste and hold position

  1. With your first two floors already built, and the item you wish to copy in place on the first floor, select the object and click on the Copy/Paste   edit button.

    Alternatively, you can navigate to Edit> Copy  from the menu.

  2. Click on the Up One Floor  button to move to floor 2.

    Alternatively, you can navigate to Tools> Floor/Reference Display> Up One Floor from the menu.

  3. Navigate to Edit> Paste> Paste Hold Position  and the object will paste in place, keeping the same X and Y coordinates of the copied object.