Ive been rendering and designing with PS and AI for 20 years. Previously I used Freehand. Freehand had a useful feature in which you could copy a selection, adjust the scale or position of the selection, then paste and the adjustments made would be reflected in all subsequent pastes. If this can be done PLEASE tell me!
Are you writing about Illustrator CC or Adobe Draw? Sounds like the former but I wanted to double-check before moving your post.