How to use the Copy Tool
The Copy Tool is used for distributing copies of an object around a point, horizontally left to right, vertically top to bottom, or in a grid of rows and columns.
Distributing around a point
The is the default behavior and upon activating the Copy Tool a point handle will be present on the canvas. This point handle is the center point where in the objects will being distributed around. This reference point may be move simply by dragging your cursor around on the canvas and upon release the objects will move into place.
Open the Copy Tools property panel to adjust the number of copies to distribute.
When you’re done, activate the Selection Tool to apply the results onto the canvas.
Distributing horizontally & vertically
To distribute copies in a straight line horizontally or vertically, open the Copy Tools property panel and set the Distribute property to Left to Right or Top to Bottom, then adjust the number of copies to distribute along with the amount of space between each object.
Distributing as rows and columns
To distribute copies in a grid, open the Copy Tools property panel and set the Distribute property to Grid, then adjust the number of copies to distribute. In this case, the number of copies represents the columns. Then input the number rows to distribute, along with the amount of space between each object