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Using the context ribbon for creating new arrays in AutoCAD 2012.

A - answer The new function for drawing dynamic arrays in AutoCAD 2012 allows to specify the array parameters dynamically, by mouse dragging. You can subsequently edit your array using parameters entered in the context ribbon for arrays.

If you prefer to use the parameters right from the beginning, when drawing the array, use CUI to add the following menu macros to your ribbon or toolbars (successively for rectangular, polar and path arrays):

  
^C^C_select;\_arrayrect;_p;;;1;1;;_x;(sssetfirst nil (ssadd(entlast)))(princ)  
 
^C^C_select;\_arraypolar;_p;;\;;_x;(sssetfirst nil (ssadd(entlast)))(princ)  
 
^C^C_select;\_arraypath;_p;;\1;_d;_x;(sssetfirst nil (ssadd(entlast)))(princ)  

Since version 2012 SP1 you can also use the old way of creating arrays with the ARRAYCLASSIC commans.

(original concept by Silvia Menon)

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applies to: AutoCAD 2012 ·

See also:
Tip 13452:HideItem - hiding individual items in AutoCAD arrays
Tip 13221:Attractor - snap multiple objects to existing points/vertices.
Tip 12966:TrimArr - trim a dynamic array to a boundary curve.
Tip 12501:Dynamic associative array of elements along a curve.
Tip 12129:Atypical use of meshing for tiling a closed shape.


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