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.