Today something basic – You all should already know that but I there is always someone knew who needs some knowledge 😉
Procedure is simple. Create a copy of an object and after that type a multiplier value to create additional multiple copies after the copy or a a divisor value to create additional objects between the copy and the original object.
For example, typing in 2x (or
) will create one additional copy (or 2 copies total, the one you manually copied plus one you automatically copied using this step) instead of just one.
For example, typing 5/ (or /5) will create five copies evenly distributed between the original and the first copy. You can enter distances and multipliers until you perform another operation.
This is the trick.
Here is a nice tutorial presenting how to create a screw with a use of this trick.