Copy and mirror component


#1

how to copy a component and step and repeat the image across an area?


#2

Use the Move tool. Hit Ctrl to invoke the Copy function. Move the first copy the required distance and hit enter. then type xn where n is the number of copies you want. Hit Enter again.

It’s a good idea to look at the Help files, too, when you have questions. They can be enlightening. For example: http://help.sketchup.com/en/article/3000092

As for mirroring, you can use Flip Along or the Scale tool and -1 for the scale factor.


#3

If you wanted every other one to be mirrored, you could do the first copy, flip the second version, then select both before do another move/copy. Then you could type xn as mentioned, and you would have a row of alternating components where every second one is mirrored.


#4

appreciated

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#5

Mark, what exactly are you drawing? Perhaps with more information, I can give you more detail.


#6

Array is the term you’re searching for…


#7

With those contact details I think I know more about Mark than about me.

Geo, if you had sets of d, oo, ll, ho, & yw, could you make Array for Hollywood?


#8

Rather than make something up, I’ll admit, @colin, I don’t understand your question.


#9

It’s a rather appalling pun, Hooray for Hollywood.


#10

Isn’t this about copying a component to fill an area rather than along one straight line or curve, i.e. like a “string” of components?

Copy the selected “string” of components in the perpendicular direction, just like you did / would do to get the string: copy once, then type 7* [Enter] to get 7+original times the selection.

As for Hoorayllywood, I wouldn’t know how to do that.


#11

Appalling is my middle name. My parents had a strange sense of humor.