Component array is an associative array made of a parametric component. Component arrays have special representation in the Mechanical Browser.
Component array have two main subnodes:
- Source - node that contains source object and its parameters. Source object can be presented as a component or subassembly with their own properties.
- Elements - node that contains all insstances of source object
Component array context menu displayed by right mouse click on the array node while array properties displayed automatically when selecting an array in the Mechanical Browser.
Component array context menu
Right click an array:
3dArray - creates 3D arrays.
-Array - creates a polar or rectangular array of entities; displays prompts at the command bar.
ArrayClassic - creates a static polar or rectangular array of entities through a dialog box.
ArrayEdit - allows editing associative array entities and their source entities.
ArrayPath - associatively distributes entity copies evenly along a path into multiple rows, and levels.
ArrayPolar - associatively distributes entity copies evenly in a circular pattern about a center point or axis of rotation, using multiple rows, and levels.
ArrayRect - associatively distributes entity copies into any number of rows, columns, and levels.
MInsert - inserts arrays of blocks.