Because you can see the objects move as you rotate them, it
is quite easy to rotate parts back and forth to see how they will
operate in a mechanism.
Radial Duplicate Tool
In the tool's dialog you can select the Complete Circle option, in which case the number of duplicates will be determined automatically so that they are evenly distributed through 360°.
The Complete Circle option produces an interesting kaleidoscopic
effect, so if you're having a bad day, playing with this tool
is more fun that throwing cats out of airplanes.
Radial Repeat Tool
As you can see, there is much like the Radial Duplicate tool,
except that in this case, the angle is specified and the number
of duplicates is determined by the movement of the mouse.
Radial Distribute Tool
This tool is exactly like the Radial Duplicate tool described
above, except that the mouse movement or clicked-on arc is used
to indicate the overall arc angle of the duplications. Thus the
mouse or arc is used to determine the angle of the last duplication,
and all intermediate objects are evenly distributed along this
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