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CAD Fundamentals for Architecture by Elys John

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COPY/ARRAY

Often in CAD, modelling objects are repeated – steps for a staircase are one such example. It would be tedious to model each step individually and assemble them. This is where the Copy, Repeat Copy and Array commands come into their own.

Each software interface has different methods of executing the command. Typically the Array command is used to perform multiple copies, while Copy is used for just one or two copies. The Copy command is also sometimes known as Duplicate.

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A single object has been multiplied, rotated and scaled at set incremental stages.

In this example a single house has been duplicated by using the Array tool to create ...

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