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AutoCAD 2022 – Path Array

Learn about the Path Array in AutoCAD 2022, how to implement and enable Path Array command? By Akash Periyasamy Last updated : April 01, 2023

What is Path Array Command?

Path Array is one of the most commonly used types of array command by the user because in many instances during designing similar objects along a path becomes mandatory as a part of the design. It is a method in which the required profile along a particular path can be produced multiple times as per the requirement. The path drawn can be an open or close path. The number of copies required can be edited easily and iterated as many times as needed. The user has been given the freedom to determine the required number of objects to be created along the path selected.

How to Enable Path Array Command?

The path array command can be enabled by any one of the two methods available in the workspace:

  1. First Method:
    In this method, the command is enabled by clicking on the icon shown below which is present in the ribbon panel.
    Path Array (Step 1)
  2. Second Method:
    It is an alternative method in which the command is enabled by typing ARRAYPATH in command line.

Concept of Path Array with an Example

Let us now understand the concept of path array with an example:

  • Open the AutoCAD 2022 software and open a new drawing workspace for practice.
  • Draw a random path profile as per your wish to understand the concept.
    Path Array (Step 2)
  • At the starting point of the path, draw a circle of radius 25mm.
    Path Array (Step 3)
  • Enable the Path Array by anyone of the methods explained above.
    Path Array (Step 4)
  • First, select the rectangle and click enter.
    Path Array (Step 5)
  • Then, select the path along which the copies are to be produced and click enter.
    Path Array (Step 6)
  • Now, the copies will be created which can be edited further as per the requirement.
    Path Array (Step 7)

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