Yes. Personally, I haven’t used the dashboard at all since Editor 2 became fully usable. I just copy stuff around my drive like a normal person (in the old days). If you want to have the duplicate as another dashboard project, the simplest way is to:
- Make a new project on your Dashboard
- Make a “branch” of the new project on your hard drive with the editor
- Copy the project files from your template to the new project folder (overwrite everything or delete everything first)
- Sync the new project with the dashboard.
It’s just Git behind the scenes. You can host the project wherever you want, or not at all. There is a HOWTO: Alternative project hosting thread if you want to move it.
The editor’s Git features are really basic, so I use Git with the command line or an external GUI. I keep everything local if I’m just messing around, and put it up on Github (for public) or Bitbucket (for private) if I’m ready to share the project or just “get serious”. I have at least 20 small projects that only exist on my hard drive. I keep my template project handy and duplicate it when I want to try something new.