Creating a rectangular array


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Creating a rectangular array

As powerful as the Polar Array command is, it represents only one type of array that we can create in AutoCAD, there is another. In this lesson we are going to create a rectangular array. A rectangular array is perfect when you need to create copies in a pattern of columns and rows. On my screen, I have a drawing that represents a banquet hall. If I zoom in, in the lower left corner, you can see that I have drawn a table and a series of chairs. As a side note, if I select one of these chairs, you can see that they were created using a Polar Array.

I am going to press Escape to deselect these and then I will zoom back out. I would like to fill this room with tables and chairs. To do that, I will come up to the Modify panel and I will open the Array menu and I will choose Rectangular Array. Note that I could also launch the command by clicking this icon. After launching Array, I will select my table and chairs and I will press Enter. And you can see that AutoCAD has created a ...

Creating a rectangular array
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Creating a rectangular array provides you with in-depth training on CAD. Taught by Jeff Bartels as part of the AutoCAD 2013 Essentials: 03 Editing and Organizing Drawings

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