Paste or Array Object to Multiple Points in Space

If I have a random assortment of points in space, is there a way for me to copy and paste (or array) an object to all selected points using a chosen base point of the object?

Thanks in advance!

Hello - that is a great beginning project to solve using a script, if you have not yet started down that road.

-Pascal

I wish I had the time to take that road. Are you able to point me in the right direction to give me a head start or either tag someone here that could completely fashion it up for us instead.

Cheers!

Hello - this is a quick version - it assumes all the points in the file are target objects.

import scriptcontext as sc
import Rhino
import rhinoscriptsyntax as rs


def CopyToPoints():
    
    ptIds = rs.ObjectsByType(1)
    if not ptIds: return
    
    ids = rs.GetObjects("Select objects to copy.")
    if not ids: return
    
    basePt = rs.GetPoint("Set point to copy from")
    
    if not basePt: return
    
    
    for ptId in ptIds:
        pt = rs.coercegeometry(ptId)
        vecDir = pt.Location-basePt
        rs.CopyObjects(ids, vecDir)

if __name__ == '__main__': CopyToPoints()

-Pascal

Forgive me - scripting is not my forte. How do I run this?

I saved it as a .txt file and tried loading script. No luck. I also tried straight up pasting it into the command line and then selecting the .txt file I saved. No luck (get message “unknown command: scriptcontext”).

I’m sure you’ve explained this a million times over somewhere, but I can’t find a simple step by step.

Thank you very much, though, for whacking that together for me - really appreciated!

Hello - save it as a .py file and

To use the Python script use RunPythonScript, or a macro:

_-RunPythonScript "Full path to py file inside double-quotes"

Here it is as a py:
CopyToPoints2.py (528 Bytes)

-Pascal

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Thanks a million <3