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I would also just make one fin, turn it into a group. Then select move tool and press CTRL at the same time while selecting the corner of the fin.

Type the gap you want in-between, then press enter straight after you pressed enter type the number of fins you want say 30, then press enter. If done right you will have 30 fins all the same gap apart.
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Wow I never knew that trick b!
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Go try it, Don't think i explained it very well tho. Thats why you use components and groups. They have some tricks which makes using them fun.

Infact the fin should be a component, where you could change the shape slight and all would change.

They also have they disadvantages.
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I would also just make one fin, turn it into a group. Then select move tool and press CTRL at the same time while selecting the corner of the fin.

Type the gap you want in-between, then press enter straight after you pressed enter type the number of fins you want say 30, then press enter. If done right you will have 30 fins all the same gap apart.
Gasp, an array function in Sketchup!?! Thanks!
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Gasp, an array function in Sketchup!?!
Don't you mean a pattern tool?
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Don't you mean a pattern tool?
Well, it seemed like an array function (pick object, set distance, X instances, bam) but I don't seem to be able to get it to work like he mentioned.
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Yeah i can't get that to work either. I take it by hit ctrl you mean hit the duplicate modifier?

EDIT: worked it out:

1. Make it a group
2. Get the move tool. Hit ctrl (windows) or option (osx) so the plus comes up next to the cursor.
3. Click on the group, move it up or down and click it down.
4. Type in your distance apart and hit enter.
5. Type in 'n*' where n is the amount of copies you want.
6. Hit enter, copies created
Edited by oliverw92 - 5/9/10 at 11:41am
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Yeah i can't get that to work either. I take it by hit ctrl you mean hit the duplicate modifier?

EDIT: worked it out:

1. Make it a group
2. Get the move tool. Hit ctrl (windows) or option (osx) so the plus comes up next to the cursor.
3. Click on the group, move it up or down and click it down.
4. Type in your distance apart and hit enter.
5. Type in 'n*' where n is the amount of copies you want.
6. Hit enter, copies created
Awesome! And when you undo it, it calls it an Array. That will be very useful in the future.
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I just did 10000*, took about 30 seconds to do it lmao
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Haha, I wish Sketchup was coded to take advantage of 8 threads. Someday...
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