Copying and Pasting Regions

by Nate Hekman on November 10, 2008

While you can’t copy regions from one .gsz file to another, you can do better than just re-creating them all by hand.

To start out, run two copies of GeoStudio side-by-side, one with the source file and one with the destination file.

Copy the Points

Choose the KeyIn Points command in both GeoStudio windows.

  1. In the source file, select every point in the list;
  2. copy them to the clipboard.
  3. In the destination file, paste the points into the list.

When pasting the points, you may get this error:

You can safely hit OK and forget about it. The problem is just that when you copied the points to the clipboard, you included the last one in the list, which is just a placeholder and has “—” as the X and Y values. When you try to paste those values GeoStudio complains that they aren’t numbers. You can avoid the error in the future by selecting all but the last point.

Both files now have the same points. All that’s left is to hook them up together into regions.

Copy the Regions

Unfortunately you can’t copy and paste the entire list of regions like we did with points. Instead you have to do them one region at a time.

For each region in the source list:

  1. Select the region;
  2. Select and Copy the “Region Points” text;
  3. In the destination, click the Add button;
  4. Paste the points into the Region Points control.

For simple regions you may find it easier to just redraw them. At least all the points exist already at the same coordinates. But for complex region this tip will save you some time and avoid errors.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }


Toan 12.02.11 at 2:25 am


Nate 12.02.11 at 9:38 am

Hello Toan. Thanks for sharing that short video on importing regions from AutoCAD to GeoStudio 2007.


Toan 04.12.12 at 10:08 pm

🙂 , I use autolisp to do that.

This is for Geostudio 2004, more time than Geo2007


Toan 05.09.12 at 3:04 am

Now it only take a moment , 1s 🙂

Next time, i’ll try to convert geo2007 file to geo2004 file, just “regions and points” ^^


Toan 05.11.12 at 7:26 pm

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