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marc wittwer

duplicate array


hi nna

it would be nice to have the following possibility:

1. draw a rectangle

2. take the command "duplicate array"

3. choose "offest" and "next mouse click"

4. leave the window with ok

5. if you click with the mouse it takes always the center of the object(rectangle). it would be great to make two clicks. the first on the original object (ex. bottom left), and the second at the new position.

if you only make one duplicat its easy to do it with the alt-key. but for ex. 30 object its not very fast


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I believe you want 'duplicate by vector' ie. by distance of two user-defined points. The lack of this (and respective move) very basic function has puzzled many users - and at least one, Peter Vandewalle, has put tools for this into public domain. See http://www.vectordepot.com/PlugIns1.shtml, files Pt2Pt Copy & Pt2Pt Move.

Haven't tested them as I have had my own for many years. Peter has chosen menu command approach, mine are palette tools. If they are not encrypted, you may be able to use them to create tools - that is in my view a more efficient approach.

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I agree with Marc. It would be very handy to be able to specify the offset vector for an array by clicking on two snap points. If it were available, I would probably use that method of specifying array offset most of the time.

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