Sketcher RectangularArray

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Sketcher RectangularArray.svg Sketcher RectangularArray

Menu location
Sketch → Sketcher tools → Rectangular array
Workbenches
Sketcher
Default shortcut
None
Introduced in version
0.16
See also
None

Description

Creates an array of selected sketcher elements.

Usage

  1. Select sketcher elements in task panel or in 3D view.
  2. There are several ways to invoke the command:
    • Press the Sketcher RectangularArray.svg Rectangular array button.
    • Select the Sketch → Sketcher tools → Sketcher RectangularArray.svg Rectangular array option from the menu.
  3. Specify the options for the array in the dialog that opens.
  4. Press the OK button.
  5. Move the mouse in the 3D view towards the desired reference point.
    By keeping SHIFT pressed, the angle to the reference point can be fixed in steps of 5°. introduced in version 0.20
  6. Left-click in the 3D view to create the array.
  7. To set the distances between the array elements, edit the dimensional constraints of the array.

Options

Sketcher RectangularArray Options.jpg

Rectangular array has the following options:

  • Colums The number or columns for the array.
  • Rows The number or rows for the array.
  • Equal vertical/horizontal spacing If the vertical distance between the array elements should be the same as the vertical distance.
  • Constrain inter-element separation When this is checked, the distance between the array elements will be constrained.
    If you for example only know that you need a 23 x 15 mm array, use this option the be later able to change these constraints to the dimensions you need.
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