Copy and paste layer into another layer in selected location? “Not the TOP”

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I am “kinda” new to illustrator and I must say "Sorry community" it has the most god-awful layer/selection tools on the face of the planet. I use 3D applications and they are 100 times better for spline selection. Why you can't just drag a layer from another document and you must only use " paste remembered layers" is beyond me.🤷‍:male_sign: So………… I hope you guys have an answer for this because I can't figure it out. 🙏 When you have a layer with an S ton of “ish” in it like rendered cad files for technical illustrations. So here comes my question for the love of all that is vector. How can I copy another layer  “paste in place” it onto a different one and not have to painfully drag it from the top to a selected area in a new one. So I am looking for a “Copy from another layer” then quickly scroll to the areas I want it pasted in and when I hit paste it puts that turd there.

Thanks in advance and sorry had to vent go easy please….

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Select the object(s) on the target layer and choose Paste in Front or Back.

Paste Remembers Layers must be turned off.

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Copy and paste layer into another layer in selected location? “Not the TOP”

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I am “kinda” new to illustrator and I must say "Sorry community" it has the most god-awful layer/selection tools on the face of the planet. I use 3D applications and they are 100 times better for spline selection. Why you can't just drag a layer from another document and you must only use " paste remembered layers" is beyond me.🤷‍:male_sign: So………… I hope you guys have an answer for this because I can't figure it out. 🙏 When you have a layer with an S ton of “ish” in it like rendered cad files for technical illustrations. So here comes my question for the love of all that is vector. How can I copy another layer  “paste in place” it onto a different one and not have to painfully drag it from the top to a selected area in a new one. So I am looking for a “Copy from another layer” then quickly scroll to the areas I want it pasted in and when I hit paste it puts that turd there.

Thanks in advance and sorry had to vent go easy please….

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Correct answer by Ton Frederiks | Adobe Community Professional

Select the object(s) on the target layer and choose Paste in Front or Back.

Paste Remembers Layers must be turned off.

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Select the object(s) on the target layer and choose Paste in Front or Back.

Paste Remembers Layers must be turned off.

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Did not work 

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Only worked in a simple test not one with a lot of layers from a rendered file.

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Ok it worked! 😁:party_popper: it took closing illustrator and then restarting the PC with a full shutdown. Seems like illustrator is becoming Premier with strange glitches and stability issues.

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Good to hear it worked in the end.

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