BillsburgChief

Copy/replicate around a round object

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Does anyone know of a way to copy/replicate around a round object? (i.e brick surround around a gable vent or maybe an arch top window w/ a brick soldier course head detail)  The only way I can create it is to draw a cad line then copy and place manually then rotate it to be perpendicular along the round or arched shape, Super tedious!

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I think the most intuitive and effective method is probably using a Distribution Path.  Here's a video a made a while back that might help you out...

 

It doesn't have to be a closed polyline.  It can be open.  The same basic principles apply.  If you're using X10, the process is even easier now because you can use any polyline as the basis for your Distribution Path by just clicking the Convert Polyline tool and then selecting Distribution Path.

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Transform Replicate will do it.

  • Create a point at the center of the round object
  • Select Object to be copied
  • Select Transform Replicate
  • Set number of copies and angle (increment angle per copy)
  • Select Rotate (about Current Point)
  • OK

You might need to play with the numbers to get the right incremental settings.

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9 minutes ago, Joe_Carrick said:

Transform Replicate will do it.

  • Create a point at the center of the round object
  • Select Object to be copied
  • Select Transform Replicate
  • Set number of copies and angle (increment angle per copy)
  • Select Rotate (about Current Point)
  • OK

You might need to play with the numbers to get the right incremental settings.

 

Yep.  Another good method.

 

NOTE:  The Distribution Path method will only work properly in plan views.

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