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Array Along a Path
Tip# 3759 By Danny Korem On 23-Oct-2011
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Categories : 2D Operations
Software type : AutoCAD 2012
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Create an array along a line, polyline, spline, etc.

Tipster Danny Korem introduces us to a new command feature in AutoCAD 2012.

"One eye-catching new feature in AutoCAD 2012 is the Array Along a Path command (found in the new Array toolbar). First, it's very nice that the feature became dynamic, meaning an arrow grip can be used to change the array configuration along a polyline. Second, the user may at any time opt for a different number of arrayed objects, making it much easier to alter the design. When geometry becomes more complex, this new feature is much more fun. It's more flexible than it used to be, and much easier to implement."

Notes from Cadalyst Tip Patrol: The new Array Along a Path command in AutoCAD 2012 is a nice addition to the software. It works just like the standard AutoCAD Array command, except it creates an array along a line, polyline, spline, etc. It doesn't create a grid or polar pattern. It works similarly to the Measure and Divide commands, except it is dynamic and arrays selected linework, not just points.

 

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Comment by Cooper,Kent
Posted on 2011-10-23 22:39:44
If, like me, you don't have a new-enough version of AutoCAD to have the "Array Along a Path" command, see Tip #3353, "Divide and Measure Plus." Both the DIV+ or MEA+ commands in it, under the Selection option, will do effectively the same thing (array any number of selected objects along any kind of finite path-like entity), though they lack the dynamic aspect.


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