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Using Array command of Auto CAD

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ARRAY

This is a important command in auto cad. There are two types :

  1. Rectangular
  2. Polar .
    Start Using this command.
    Look at the dialog box shown below:

Array Icon

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Array from menubar

Click from menu bar

array from command line

Click from command line

Array dialog box

When we put ar in command line we see a new dialog box, If we need to draw Rectangular type, so we get below procedure:

  1. Choose “Rectangular “. This will array the object in a row/column arrangement.
  2. Get Number of Item rows and columns
  3. Select object then appear the screen and select object then enter
  4. Get offset distance and direction (Row offset, Columns offset, Angle
  5. Press OK.

Note: you must get offset distance upper value of your object. say your object dimensions are height: 50mm and width : 50 mm . now you get offset distance minimum value of 50mm (give upper 50mm)

Polar array dialog box

When we put ar  in command line we see a new dialog box, If we need to draw polar type, Now we work given procedure::

  1. Choose “Polar”. This will array the object in a circular arrangement.
  2. Select object
  3. Select object then appear the screen and select object then enter
  4. select center point .
  5. Select center point of object then enter.
  6. Select method of value. you need to angle value 270 degree then we set angle of fill 270 degree.
  7. Select total number of item
  8. Press OK.

Note: When you need to draw a gear you must need polar array. It also used flange of pipe drawing.


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