Join Jim LaPier for an in-depth discussion in this video Array, part of AutoCAD for Mac 2015 Essential Training.
- The array tool is sort of like the copy command…that's been hitting the gym.…It allows us to copy our objects in a pattern,…creating a series of copies with set distances between them,…or even creating a grid using columns and rows.…We'll start with the basic grid,…or Rectangular Array, found here.…I'll select my star shape as my object here…and press return.…And I'm immediately given sort of a starter array…to see what I'm working with.…I can edit the spacing manually here…or here.…
And also increase the columns…and the rows using the grips.…However, I can also manually type these in here and here.…Down at the command line,…I can adjust the spacing to exact numerical values…by typing in S and hitting return.…I'm going to set these in a square pattern…of eight by eight, and press return.…With array, all of the objects are connected.…
So, when I select one of the items,…I'm selecting all of the items.…Once I have selected an item,…at the top, we find a few options like Edit Source.…Because all of these objects are using the same…
- Accessing palettes
- Changing preferences
- Opening and saving files
- Working with views
- Creating basic geometry: lines, ellipses, splines, and more
- Selecting, moving, copying, and scaling geometry
- Working with layers
- Using gradients
- Creating blocks and dynamic blocks
- Working with references
- Creating layouts
- Annotating drawings
- Plotting and sharing
- Starting in 3D
Skill Level Beginner
1. The Interface
2. File Management
4. Basic Geometry
5. Geometry Tools
6. Modifying Geometry
8. Advanced Objects
11. Plotting and Sharing
12. 3D Basics
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