ArrayCrv

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Array

Transform

Array >

Along Curve

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The ArrayCrv command copies objects spaced along a curve.

Steps

  1. Select objects to array.
  2. Select a path curve near the end where you want the array to start.
    Or
    Use the Basepoint option.
  3. Specify the number of elements to array or the spacing distance along the curve.
  4. Type a value of 1 or more for the number of elements.
Command-line options

Basepoint

When the object to be arrayed is not on the curve and should be moved to the curve prior to the array, the Basepoint option establishes a reference location that will be move to the curve.

Method

Specifies whether the distance between objects or number of objects is used.

Distance between items

Specify the distance between items. The number of items is determined by the length of the curve.

Number of items

Type the number of items to array along the curve.

Orientation

Determines the way objects are rotated as they are arrayed along a curve.

Freeform

Objects are rotated in three dimensions as they are arrayed along the path curve.

No rotation

The objects do not rotate as they are arrayed, but remain in their original orientation.

Roadlike

Objects follow the curve but maintain a consistent up direction relative to the construction plane.

SubCrv

Type subcrv to select part of a curve as input.

ArrayCrvOnSrf

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Array

Transform

Array >

Along Curve on Surface

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The ArrayCrvOnSrf command copies objects spaced and rotated along a curve on a surface.

Details

The surface normal determines the orientation of the arrayed objects.

Steps

  1. Select objects.
  2. Pick a base point.
    This is usually located on the object to array.
  3. Select a path curve near the end where you want the array to start.
  4. Select the surface.
  5. Pick along the curve to position objects or type a distance from the last location.
Command-line options

Divide

Type the number of objects.

Multiple

Specify the distance between objects.

SubCrv

Type subcrv to select part of a curve as input.

See also

Array objects

 

 

 

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