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Can I move drawings to another drawing area?


If your project uses drawing areas, you might want to know if you can move drawings to another area after uploading them. 


Currently, drawings can be moved to a new drawing area by users with 'Admin' permissions to the Drawings tool. See Edit Drawings

  • To move drawings to a new area, you will need to create a new area from the Bulk Edit window. You cannot move drawings to an area that already exists.
  • Since you can only move drawings into a new area, you cannot move drawings back to their original drawing area.
  • Drawings are 'unpublished' after being moved to a new area. You will need to publish the drawings in the new area for them to be viewable to all users with permission to the Drawings tool. See Publish Drawings.


  1. Navigate to the project's Drawings tool.
  2. Mark the checkboxes next to the drawings you want to move.
  3. Click Bulk Edit.
  4. Mark the checkbox next to New Drawing Area.
  5. Enter a name for the area in the 'New Area' field.
    Note: The drawing area name cannot be greater than 255 characters, and the name cannot already exist in the project.
  6. Click Update
    • Drawings are 'unpublished' after being moved to a new area. To publish drawings, see Publish Drawings.
    • If a large number of drawings are being moved, you will receive a notification email after the process has completed. 
    • You will also receive an email notification if the drawings were unable to be moved. 

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