OK, I have figured out that there is no "Array" tool in Solidworks,as such, certainly not one like that which is in Autocad, even though the word is mentioned in the help files as such. The writers of the help file use the word generically, and the tools that do the arraying, (if there is such a word) are Linear and Circular pattern, which are used to "array" features, such as extrusions, and not sketches.
That being said, what I need most to learn is the copy and move command. The help files are as always very general, and not written, (I don't believe) to help one fine tune the tools. If someone could clue me in on the secret to copying a sketch many times along a straight line to accurate dimensions, I would be most grateful. It seems that the X and Y directions cause the sketch to jump off direction and distort the shape of the sketch along with it, even though I entered a small amount of move, say .005".
I really would appreciate any information on these tools that I could get. If there exists a tutorial on this anywhere, I would appreciate knowing where I could get it.