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Copy existing layouts from another DWG file.

A - answer If you need to create (insert) a set of layouts in your current drawing -- copy them from another DWG drawing, you can use the command LAYOUT and its option Template.

There is a drawback in ths approach, as newer AutoCAD versions insert the layouts sorted alphabetically.

If you need to keep the original (source) order of layouts, you an use the utility CADstudio GetLayouts. AppLoad it and run the GetLayouts command - it will prompt for the name of the external DWG drawing and then (without opening it) it imports all its layouts into the current drawing (layouts with the same name are not copied nor changed).

You can download the GetLayouts utility from

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See also:
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Tip 11794:Undocumented code in field expression - MText contents without control characters.
Tip 11608:Trim to rectangle - cut out a part of a DWG drawing.
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