Export ZWCAD drawings into other applications that are supportive to OLE objects, and then embed the objects of the drawing into other documents.
Select objects in ZWCAD drawing, and hold CTRL+C or use other copy commands to copy selected objects, paste or selective paste the copies using copy commands of other applications to embed them from the ZWCAD into other documents.
Embedding places a copy of the selected objects in the destination document. The object in the original drawing will not update when you edit the OLE object from within the destination document in a ZWCAD drawing.
Dragging ZWCAD drawings into other programs
If the other program in which you want to include ZWCAD drawings is compatible with ActiveX, an alternative to pasting drawings with menu commands is to drag drawing file icons from Windows Explorer into the other document. Dragging and dropping drawings does not use the Clipboard, so data on the Clipboard is not affected.
When you drag an ZWCAD drawing file from Windows Explorer, you link or embed the entire drawing in the other document. When you drag the file, the cursor changes in response to the action you take.
TIP Before you drag a drawing, position the Windows Explorer window and the other program's window so you can see the file icon and the document in which you want to drop it.
To drag and embed drawings into another document
COPYCLIP: Copies objects to the Clipboard without removing the source objects from the drawing
CUTCLIP: Copies objects to the Clipboard and removes the objects from the drawing
INSERTOBJ: Inserts a linked or embedded object
OLELINKS: Updates, changes, and cancels existing OLE links
System Variables Reference
WMFBKGND: Controls the background display when objects are inserted in Windows metafile (WMF) format
WMFFOREGND: Controls the foreground color when objects are inserted in Windows metafile (WMF) format