Creating Polar Arrays

In the following example, you surround a circular table with chairs by making a polar array of the original chair and rotating the copies as they are arrayed. Whether the array is drawn counterclockwise or clockwise depends on the Direction Control setting in the Units Control dialog box.

polar-array

To create a polar array

  1. From the Modify menu, choose Array.
  2. Select the original object (1) and press ENTER.
  3. Enter p (Polar).
  4. Specify the center point of the array (2).
  5. Enter the number of items in the array, including the original object.
  6. Enter the angle the array is to fill, from 0 through 360. The default setting for the angle is 360 degrees.
  7. Press ENTER to rotate the objects as they are arrayed.

Command line ARRAY

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