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Copy a Linear Array
Tip# 3834 By Hayden Clarke On 05-Mar-2012
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Categories : 2D Operations
Software type : AutoCAD 2012
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Create a linear, non-associative array quickly with this Copy command feature.

Tipster Hayden Clarke explains a new feature that was added to the Copy command in AutoCAD 2012.

"I have stumbled across a great new feature added to the classic CO copy command. After you input your object and base point for copying, you will find the following text in the Command line: 'Specify second point or [Array] :'

"If you type A for array, you will be prompted to enter the number of items to array. Enter the number of new objects you wish to be created, then specify the offset between each object's base point (which was previously selected above).

"Personally I love AutoCAD's CO command, and this little array function adds a whole new level of use; I believe it is faster than the Array command (if a linear and non-associative array is what you are after)."

Notes from Cadalyst Tip Reviewer Brian Benton:
In every new release of AutoCAD, there are little additions that can be very useful. Many times they are not flashy, and may not even make it onto a "What's New" bullet list. The array feature to the Copy command is one of these useful little additions; with it you can make multiple copies of an object very quickly. It is a quick and easy way to create a linear array.


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