The ARRAY command can be used to create duplicates of existing objects in a rectangular or circular (polar) pattern. Rather than use a series of command line prompts, gCADPlus uses a dialog box to set your preferences for both polar and rectangular arrays.

Here is a screen grab of the ARRAY dialog box. A rectangle has been drawn and its center placed over the quadrant of an existing circle. The dialog box allows for selection of the item to be arrayed (the rectangle) and stipulates that seven items will be arrayed, each is to be rotated as the array is generated. 

Array Polar

and the result. Clearly, when used in the correct landscape design situation, much drafting time would be saved.

Array 3

Here the option to rotate the entity object as it is arrayed has been turned off.

Array non rotate

Here is an example of a polar array being used to create a new symbol in a gCADPlus drawing.

New symbol

The objects (ellipses) shown highlighted below were arrayed to form the symbol.


 Symbol Here is a movie showing how it was done.

Rectangular arrays

Here a 400 mm paving brick has been drawn and  a 4 by 4 array is about to be generated.

Rectangular array

and the result with a 10 mm gap (after we corrected a spacing error). A quick way to pave an area.

Rectangular result


Array command  This short movie shows how the array command can be used to create a circular pattern for some custom paving stones.


Array command