UPDATE: FIGURED IT OUT
Leaving here in case any noobs like my self arrive at this.
After selecting your object. Hit the little + button that appears right next to your object.
You’ll then see a notification appear up top stating copying ON
At that point, just use the front arrow to drag out (or if you want to be all technical n shit… the arrow pointing towards -1 on the z axis) and abba cadababra there goes your duplicate!
I created an object. I just want to press a duplicate button, and it creates a duplicate of the object, and it appears right right next to the object it’s duplicating.
my entire 3D object is highlighted (all blue) Where is this button?