OpenSite Designer

Construct Array

Used to copy an element(s) many times to create an array.



SettingDescription
Method Set the type of array that is constructed; different tool settings are available depending on how this is set.
  • Rectangular — Construct a Rectangular array
  • Polar — Construct a Polar (circular) array
  • Along Path — Construct an array along a path element
Active Angle (Rectangular array type) Aligns the imaginary orthogonal grid on which the copies are placed.
Rows (Rectangular array type) The number of rows.
Columns (Rectangular array type) The number of columns.
Row Spacing (Rectangular array type) The space between rows.

Row spacing is measured from the lower left corner of a linear element or the center of a circle or ellipse.

Column Spacing (Rectangular array type) The space between columns.
Copies (Polar array type) Sets the number of copies of the element in the array.

(Along Path array type) Sets the number of copies of the element in the array.

Delta Angle (Polar array type) Sets the angle between copies of the element.
  • If positive, copies are placed counterclockwise.
  • If negative, copies are placed clockwise.
Total Angle (Polar array type) Sets the total angle along which the copies are arranged.
  • If positive, copies are placed counterclockwise.
  • If negative, copies are placed clockwise.
Rotate Items (Polar array type) If on, the element(s) are rotated about the center of the array.

(Along Path array type) If on, the element(s) are rotated to maintain their relative orientation to the path element.

Mode (Along Path array type) Sets the way that the array is created.
  • Number — Defines the number of items in the array, via the Copies setting.
  • Distance — Defines the distance between items in the array, via the Distance setting.
  • Both — Defines the number of items in the array and the distance between each item, via the Copies and Distance settings respectively.
Distance (Along Path array type) Sets the distance between items in the array.
Use Fence If on, the fence contents are copied into an array. The option menu sets the Fence (Selection) Mode.
Key-in: ARRAY RECTANGULAR
Key-in: FENCE ARRAY RECTANGULAR
Key-in: ARRAY POLAR
Key-in: FENCE ARRAY POLAR
Key-in: ARRAY PATH
Key-in: FENCE ARRAY PATH
Key-in: ARRAY ICON