Why dont you build up a starter template file that you use for all your new solutions with tables, fields, layouts, value list, security, script and much more.
If you develop FileMaker a lot, then I strongly suggest you get FileMaker Pro Advanced and get all the benefits with Script Debugger, Custom Function, Copy tables etc. It is well worth the money
You mean a CLONE? Yikes...
I have used almost all versions at one time or another using Advanced or whatever its called. This however divorces me from the new user experience who doesn't have advanced, hence the work arounds.