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Copy objects using Array of objects (29) component

Added August 31, 2016 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

Software version: 
2016i

Copy objects using Array of objects (29) component

Copy objects using Array of objects (29) component

Use the Array of objects (29) component to copy model objects along a line. If you modify the original object, Tekla Structures also changes the copied objects.

  1. Click the Applications & components button in the side pane to open the Applications & components cataloguser interface for displaying or modifying information in categorized lists

    For example, profile catalog and shape catalog are catalogs.

    .

  2. Search for the Array of objects (29) component, and then double-click to open it.
  3. Define the settings:
    • Number of copies : Enter the number of copies you want to create.
    • Spacing values : Define the spacing of the objects.
    • Copy to the opposite direction : Select Yes if you want to copy in the direction opposite to the points you pick.
    • Start point for copying : Choose either the object to be copied or the first input pointpoint that the user picks when creating a component

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    • Copy at equal distances : Select Yes if you want to create the objects at equal distances. Spacing value will be ignored.
  4. Click OK to save the settings.
  5. Select the objects to copy.
  6. Click the middle mouse button to finish selecting.
  7. Pick a point to indicate the start of the line along which to arrange copied objects.
  8. Pick a point to indicate the end of the line.

Examples

Example

Description

An array of parts.

An array of components.

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