ARRAY Command:


AutoCAD Command List

The ARRAY Command allows you to create duplicates of existing objects in a rectangular or circular (polar) pattern.


To access the Array command you can:

type array or ar at a Command: prompt

OR

Array under the Modify Menu.


For a Polar Array:

--Prompt: Select objects: Select the item/s you wish to copy.

--Prompt: Select objects: Either select additional items or press Enter to move to the next prompt.

--Prompt: Rectangular or Polar array (<R>/P): Type P and Enter.

--Prompt: Center point of array: Use a locating method to identify the center for the array.

--Prompt: Number of items: Type in the number of copies needed (including the original).

--Prompt: Angle to fill (=+CCW, -=CW) <360>: Type in the number of degrees (positive or negative) or press Enter to accept 360 degrees.

--Prompt: Rotate objects as they are copied? <Y>: Type Y or N and Enter.


For a Rectangular Array:

--Prompt: Select objects: Select the item/s you wish to copy.

--Prompt: Select objects: Either select additional items or press Enter to move to the next prompt.

--Prompt: Rectangular or Polar array (<R>/P): Type R and Enter.

--Prompt: Number of rows (---) <1>: Type in the number of rows desired.

--Prompt: Number of columns (|||) <1>: Type in the number of columns desired.

--Prompt: Unit cell or distance between rows (---): Enter the distance between rows (based on the same point on the array element).

--Prompt: Distance between columns (|||): Enter the distance between columns (based on the same point on the element).


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