This Edit menu command removes from the sketch any object that is selected, along with any objects that depend on it. All removed objects are placed on the clipboard and can be pasted into the same sketch, a different sketch, or as a picture into another application.
The keyboard shortcut for Cut is Ctrl+X (Windows) or X (Mac).
This command completely removes the selected objects, and any objects that depend on them, from your sketch. Use Display | Hide instead if you don’t want to remove dependent objects from your sketch, or if you may want to make the selected objects visible again at a later time.
If you cut objects and paste them into the same sketch or a different sketch, Sketchpad pastes the actual selected objects.
If you cut objects and paste them into a different application, Sketchpad pastes a picture of the selected objects.
On Macintosh, when you cut objects to paste into another application, Sketchpad places a PDF picture of the selected objects on the Clipboard. PDF is a higher-resolution, better-quality picture than the older PICT format; however, older applications may not recognize it.
In Windows, when you cut objects to paste into another application, Sketchpad places an EMF+ (Enhanced Metafile) picture of the selected objects on the Clipboard. EMF+ produces a better-quality picture than the older WMF format. For older applications that don’t recognize EMF+, Sketchpad also places a WMF picture and a DIB (device-independent bitmap) picture. Neither of these formats produces as high-quality an image as EMF+.
When you cut text or a text object (caption, parameter, measurement, calculation, button, or function) to the clipboard and paste it into a different application, the resulting text on the clipboard uses Unicode to incorporate appropriate mathematical symbols. Such objects are available on the clipboard in several formats in order to make available as much of the mathematical information and formatting as possible. The program into which the clipboard text is pasted determines which format is used.
•The original text, with full mathematical formatting, is used when you paste into Sketchpad (version 5) or when you paste into Fathom Dynamic Data (version 2).
•Unicode text is used when you paste into modern text editors (Word, Wordpad, Notepad, BBEdit, TextEdit, etc.). This includes any Unicode mathematical symbols, but not styling (such as bold and italics), layout (such as fractions, overbars) or custom symbols not in Unicode.
•Non-Unicode text is used when you paste into older programs. Various Unicode symbols, such as the parallel or perpendicular symbols, may be converted into plain text.