# Create points on a plane

# Create points on a plane

You can create several equally spaced points in the desired area in the model. The points are created in relation to the picked origin position.

A point array consists of several points in a rectangular xy(z) pattern relative to the current work planeplane that the user has chosen in a model and that is currently active for working on in a model view

Newly created, copied, or moved model objects comply with the work plane. For example, shifting the work plane to follow a sloped plane makes it easier to model sloped structures.

. The x, y, and z coordinates of the points define the array pattern. The x and y coordinates are relative distances between the points on the work plane. The z coordinates are absolute distances perpendicular to the work plane.

- On the Edit tab, click Points > On plane .
The Point Array dialog box appears.

- Define the array point coordinates.
Use positive or negative values to define the direction of the array.

Use a zero at the beginning of the row to represent a point in the array origin. Separate multiple values with spaces.

- Pick the origin of the array in the view.
Alternatively, you can define the origin in the Point Array dialog box.

- Click OK.