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Arrangement

Creating an Arrangement

Editing an Arrangement

Dynamic Arrangement Tab

Editing Arrangement via Properties Editor

Use the Arrange command to distribute copies of a selected object on a previously selected area.

Creating an Arrangement

1.Use the 2D drawing elements such as circle, rectangle or (closed) polyline (Start tab, Drawing Elements group) to draw the area on which the copies of your object will be distributed.

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2.Place the object you want to duplicate in your 2D drawing shape. The object serves as a starting point for your distribution

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3.Select the drawing element that limits the area for the arrangement.

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4.Switch to the Edit tab and click Arrangement, Placement group.

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5.Select the object whose copies you want to distribute within the 2D form.

6.With another click you select a base point for the distribution. It should be located on the object to be distributed.

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7.Define the horizontal distance between the copies by entering a value and confirming with Enter or by clicking a point in your planning.

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8.Set the vertical distance between the copies by entering a value and confirming with Enter or by clicking a point in your plan.

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1.pCon.planner will now create copies of your object and distributes them in the arrangement area according to your desired spacing.

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Editing an Arrangement

Dynamic Arrangement Tab

Once the arrangement is created, the dynamic tab Arrangement is available. It remains displayed as long as the Arrangement command is active. You can access it again by clicking on an object in your arrangement.

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The following commands can be found on the Arrangement tab:

Option

Content

How to proceed

Base Line

Change the angle of the line on which the objects are distributed.

After clicking the command Base Line, a line appears at the base point

Rotate the line by moving the mouse or entering an angle and confirming with Enter

The objects in the arrangement automatically align themselves according to the angle of the line

Base Point

Move base point.

Move base point by clicking the left mouse button

Objects align themselves to the new base point

Center Base Point

Move the base point to the center of the arrangement area.

Click on Center Base Point to move the base point to the center of the arrangement area

Objects align themselves to the centered base point

Replace Object

Replace arranged object with another object.

Select arrangement and left click on Replace Object

Select new object

Select base point on object

Objects in the arrangement are replaced by selected object

Assign

Assign arrangement to another arrangement area.

Click Assign

Click to select a new closed 2D shape: Arrangement is taken over for this area

Editing Arrangement via Properties Editor

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An active Arrangement can also be edited by means of the Properties Editor:

Option

Content

Base Point

Move X and Y coordinates of the base point

Item Rotation

Set rotation of objects in the arrangement, arrangement itself is not rotated

Displacement

 

Along baseline

Set distance from object center to object center along the baseline

Perpendicular

Set distance between object centers perpendicular to base line

Use gap

If this option is activated, the distance from object edge to object edge is used to align the objects

Baseline gap

Enter distance from object edge to object edge

Perpendicular gap

Set distance between object edges perpendicular to base line

Row to row

Enter offset between rows

Overlapping objects

Objects that intersect the Arrangement Area:

Ignore: Objects are kept, even if they are partly outside the arrangement area

Remove: Objects that cut the edge of the shape are completely removed

Trim: Removes parts of the objects that are outside the shape

Objects

Display of number of objects in the arrangement

Area Size

Display of the size of the Arrangement Area