Candice_Leff

Multiple Copy: Offset Between Copies when Dragging

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Hi CA universe-

I am a new user (first run at the software was at the CA Academy in September), and I am having trouble understanding how to set up the multiple copy feature. My goal is to offset an object 1-1/2" apart with 20 copies of the primary object. 

In playing with the feature, I can only seem to get a solid block (with no offset space between my objects). I have tried in Plan View, Elevation View, and 3d. No success in any. 

Any direction is greatly appreciated. 

 

Thanks!

Candice

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Using the Multiple Copy command you can set the Primary Offset of objects in this dbx:

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Using the Transform/Replicate command you can set the number of copies and offset in this dbx:

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These are the methods I commonly use. Someone else may have a better method.

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I think many new users may overlook the second edit tool bar that pops up with certain tools...

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What is the width of the object you are replicating?

 

If for example it is 4" then a spacing of 5 1/2" would result in copies with 1 1/2" spaces.

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So your spacing should be 4".

 

 

I get 2 1/4 " spacing

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Use the Multiple Copy menu that Michael pointed out

and set your spacing to 2 1/4 like Jere said. 

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San Marcos is closer to Texas where everything is bigger.

 

Guess I need me one of them Texas Tape Measures 

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I just purchased Home Designer Pro today.  I can't find Multiple Copy anywhere - it doesn't even come up on the help menu...  Help!

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I just purchased Home Designer Pro today.  I can't find Multiple Copy anywhere - it doesn't even come up on the help menu...  Help!

You would probably be best served posting your questions at the HomeTalk forum (the Home Designer product line forum).  This forum is more specifically for Chief Architect users.

 

You might not actually have that tool in HD Pro.  If you do it would be right here...post-46-0-25055900-1445487563_thumb.png

 

It shows up in the Help files for me.  Again, it might not be available for you though.  I'm not sure...

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You would probably be best served posting your questions at the HomeTalk forum (the Home Designer product line forum).  This forum is more specifically for Chief Architect users.

 

You might not actually have that tool in HD Pro.  If you do it would be right here...attachicon.gifMC.png

 

It shows up in the Help files for me.  Again, it might not be available for you though.  I'm not sure...

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That makes a lot of sense - thanks for the tip.  Enjoy your day in Alaska!

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That makes a lot of sense - thanks for the tip.  Enjoy your day in Alaska!

Thanks : ) 

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