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TOPIC: How to Use Array Style Rectangular Array in AutoCAD
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I am (name) and I welcome you to today’s video. In the last video, we learned about Array Style where we discussed and learned about Polar Array. In today’s video, we are going to learn about another Array Style which is the Rectangular Array Style. So, let’s start today’s video.
In the last video, I have already told you all that we can use the Array command in three different styles or ways, whereas in the last video we learned about Polar Array. That is how I can set up like this. In today’s video, we are going to learn about rectangular arrays. That is if I want to arrange or copy any object and I also have a specific distance for the row and column, so, how can I do that? That is if I want to copy or draw any object with a specific distance in the X direction or Y direction, so, how will I do that?
So, let’s start today’s video. So, in this video, we make an object that would be rectangular and convert this object into multiple objects, and where we will use multiple Array Style which would be Rectangular Array Style. So, like this in the previous video we saw that we need to enter “AR” + “Enter”, then I need to select the object which I want to be in Array and modify it with Array Style. So, we selected the object and then entered it. So, this time I need to use Rectangular and select it on rectangular. So, after selecting a rectangle you can see that there are multiple objects available. We need to see two things over here, the first is a column and the second in a row. So, here you can see that there are “1, 2, 3, and 4” columns available. So, suppose I want to change this and turn it into 6 then I can also do that and if I want to keep 3 only then I can also do that… Then the distance between these columns is “65.01” (sixty-five point zero one). So, if I want to change this and keep…50 then you can see that the distance has been less.
Suppose if I want more distance then I can also do that. That is whatever distance we insert here, the total distance will be inserted over here. So, here I can modify the column in two different ways, either I should have a fixed total distance or I should have distance between two objects or columns. So, if I do 300 over here, you can see that the distance “in-between” has automatically changed into 75. If I make this into 70, the total distance has been changed. So, according to that, we can do some changes in the column. Then there is a row and there are three rows available, “1, 2, 3” so, if I want to change this then how can I do that right now? This is 3 rows and I require that I want 5 rows, so, I will insert that. You can see that 5 rows are now available. So, the distance between the rows is “31.73” (thirty-one point seven three). So, if I want to make it 50 then I can also do that. Okay? So, the distance has become more... If I want to change the total distance over here then I can also do that like right now it's 200 so I will change it to 500.
Here you can see that right now, the object is not being available because we have set a limit. So, you can change the limit “L” and like this. So, if I “Escape” then whatever things I have entered will be available over here. So, now the limit is also available to me. So, suppose if I want to do some changes in this like I want to change in Between distance then the total distance will automatically be changed. So, if I change the in-between distance then the total distance will change less or more, according to it. Then there is level and I have told you all about level in the previous video, let’s see once again. Right now, the level is one (1), whatever drawing we are making is being made in only one level.
You can see that the drawing is made like this. So, if I select this and make level 2, then you can see that the object is available in two levels and if I also change the distance between and make it 5 then you can see that it is now easily visible that the whole drawing is available in two levels. Let me make the distance a little more so that you can see it easily, let me just make it 20. Here you can see that the object is an array in two levels. So, the distance I enter here, the total distance will automatically enter its distance according to it. If I make this 3, so, this is now 40, and why is it 40? I have also told you this in a previous video that as the gap between this, this gap is 20 because the in-between is 20. So, this one and this second, 20 + 20, which is adding these two gaps from the bottom to the top, the total distance is 40. If I make this 10 or 30 then the total distance will be 60, 30 + 30. Okay? (07:12)
Let me make the level to 1 once again and the view will be top view and I will also change the direction which will be front and top, like this. Okay? Now we can apply those same changes which we have applied in polar. Suppose I have selected this, and if I want to edit inside this then I will select this then okay, and now you can see that my first object is being highlighted over here and suppose I want to do some changes and insert this circle, and you can see whatever changes were applied with array style, they all are applied over here. Okay? Then I will go here and save changes and these changes have been permanently fixed here. I will select this once again and I want to replace it so, suppose I have this circle available, and I want to replace this object. Then I can replace that also like I have selected this, replace the item, and this is the replacement item that is I want to set this thing there. So, I will select this, and then enter, and I will select it from exactly its center, and on whatever I do the selection, they all will change. Suppose if my requirement is till these two rows then I will do till here only and then “Escape”. And these all things have been applied. So, suppose I want to make more distance between these columns like I want to make it 100 then it will apply changes automatically. Okay? suppose, I want to reset the replacement over here, so, when I reset it, the basic object will be back. Okay? And this is the base point, that is if I want to save it or move it or copy it, I can do that with the help of base point selection. So, I will select the base point. So, whatever the chances are they will be applied with the base point. Okay? Let’s practice this one more time like I have a circle over here, and we will apply the rectangular array on this circle. So, I will go to “AR” + “Enter” or I can here also, and select the rectangular, then select the object, and then enter. So, like this, it will be available, where the row is 3 and the column is 4. Okay? Now if I want to edit this then I can also do that. So, I will go to edit, and I will edit this system and insert a circle here…Let me take a circle… from here to here. So, these all changes will be applied which we have made with array style. Then I will go here and save changes and you can see that the patterns have been saved. I will select this once again, and right now its base point is this, and I want to change this like I want to make this as the base point, so, here my base point has been changed. So, whatever I will apply for, they will apply from here only. Move or copy or scaling, these all things will be applied from here. Okay? If I want to replace anything then I can also do that, then I can also add some levels like right now the level is 1 and I can make it 2, 3, 4, and level I can insert here. I can also change the distance between the levels from here. So, whatever I change the total distance will also be changed from here.
Then rows or columns, whatever I need for my requirement I can change those. Suppose I want columns to be 5 and rows also like 5, so, like this. So, when I insert any figure here, the changes will be applied over here automatically. One more thing that we learned in our previous video is associative. That is when I make the array style, so, if I don’t make the array style associative, so, in future if I want to edit it, then I have to edit the objects individually. Like the circle here, if I make this circle with a rectangle array, “AR” and then enter, then select the object and enter, rectangular, and the object has been made here. So, if I don’t make this associative, and close this from here. So, if I select this then you can see that all options are being available, edit, replacement, rows, columns whatever changes I need I can do that. So, suppose I want to do some changes in this and select these then all options will not be available over here. Okay? So, I need to join this. (8 sec pause) You can see that I cannot use the “Join” command because these objects..are not connected. So, I need to convert this into a block, “B” + “Enter”, so, I will convert this into a block then save it there, and afterwards, if I want to do some changes or replace it then I can do that. Okay? So, these are the things you need to keep in mind whenever you insert array style or apply array style on any object, then keep associative on. Okay?
So, in today’s video, we learned Array style where we learned about another style in Array that is Rectangular. So, I hope that you all practice this rectangular array style.
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