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Illustrator 2020 issues duplicating artboard

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Nov 08, 2019

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Illustrator seems to be having difficulty duplicating artboards with "Move/Copy Artwork with Artboard" selected while using Alt+dragging the target artboard. This issue only arose after upgrading to Illustrator 2020. I made sure scratch disks were set up properly, so I doubt this is a hardware issue. Is anyone else experiencing this? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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Illustrator 2020 issues duplicating artboard

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Illustrator seems to be having difficulty duplicating artboards with "Move/Copy Artwork with Artboard" selected while using Alt+dragging the target artboard. This issue only arose after upgrading to Illustrator 2020. I made sure scratch disks were set up properly, so I doubt this is a hardware issue. Is anyone else experiencing this? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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is there any locked object in the artboard?

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Hi Mohammad, no there aren't any locked objects on the artboard. The programs seems to be trying to duplicate the artboard along with the art objects, but it ends up hanging instead. Granted, this project has some more dense images included (and I'm sure that's the issue), but previous versions of AI haven't had a problem with similarly composed projects.

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Yes. I have never had an issue duplicating artboards until today.  No layers, nothing locked, following the same procedure as always, and the artboard is blank. Nothing copies over. 

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Can you please detail wich version and OS are you using?

Click again twice the Move/CopyArtwork with Artboard, just to be sure. Thanks.

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Thanks Federico,

 

I just tried again after a fresh bootup, deselected then selected Move/Copy Artwork per your instructions, and AI failed to move and duplicate as before.

 

I am using version 24.0 on 64-bit Windows 10

 

My system info here


 

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Thanks Federico!

 

I should have updated. I found the solution in another thread. There is a tiny button in the contexual toolbar that turns on/off the "include content with artboard when duplicating".

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I came to this thread because I have the same or similar issue. I HAVE selected the artboard icon as shown above in PJ_88's post, but my artboards do not copy at all when I select Option/drag. It just moves the old artboard. I restarted, I have the most updated version. What am I missing? 

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Hello - I understand the frustration. That was the trick that worked for me. I assume you have all layers and objects unlocked?  If nothing is locked, and the "copy artboard" icon is selected, I am out of ideas. 😞

I hope someone else has a trick that solves it! 

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same issue here (macOS Mojave, illustrator 2020). did you solve it somehow? Thank you

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Update to latest version of Ai available. Thanks.

24.1.1 or later

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I have the latest version of AI.

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in the 2019  version it was working well. It doesn't work now

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So how was this issue fixed?

 

I'm having this issue — trying to duplicate artboard but Option dragging only starts a new Artboard area, not duplicating the selected Artboard.

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