Arrays in assemblies

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un1corn
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Arrays in assemblies

Postby un1corn » Sun Oct 04, 2020 11:26 am

OS: Windows 10
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Hi everybody.
I have been using freecad for some while now and tried something I hadn't previously.
I have created a small quick file to illustrate my issue.
In the attached capture you will see an array of 6 cubes, I wanted then to attach the round disc to the top of the origin cube of the array and create another array of the disc, but it would not connect and generated an error as shown.
Is there a way to achieve this or should I create each array as a separate file and import into an assembly file ?
Another question if I may, In capture 2, I have indicated the subassembly area in the import section, can someone point me to the text showing what this does and how it is used?
Thanks in advance guys.
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