Copying objects into a rotated pattern


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Copying objects into a rotated pattern

Creating manual copies of our entities can be tedious, especially if the copies also need to be rotated. In this lesson, we're going to learn how to use the Array command to copy our geometry into a rotated pattern. On my screen, I have a simple drawing of a round table and a chair. Let's say I'd like to create some copies of this chair around the outside of the table. Well, if I was to do this manually, it would be very tedious. I'd have to copy this chair into each location, and then I'd also have to rotate it to face the table. Instead, I'm going to use the Array command to create all of my copies in a single step.

Array is located in the Modify panel of the Ribbon. The icon is right here. I click to launch the tool. It brings up the Array dialog box. This is where I get access to all of the settings that I'll use to build my Array. Notice, there are two types, the Rectangular and the Polar Array. We're going to look at the Polar Array right now. Polar Arra...

Copying objects into a rotated pattern
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Copying objects into a rotated pattern provides you with in-depth training on CAD. Taught by Jeff Bartels as part of the AutoCAD 2011 Essential Training

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