Orient on surface ?

 From:  Michael Gibson
1543.4 In reply to 1543.3 
Hi Marco - for placing many items like you show there, instead of using the "Move" command, use Transform/Copy instead.

While Transform/Move will end after picking one target point, Transform/Copy will instead let you continue to place another copy for every target point that you click, so click one target point at each of those intersections to place a copy there.

Then I think you can select a row of those bristles, and then use Transform/Rotate on a row at a time to angle them off to the side like I showed above there.

Please let me know if you need a more detailed explanation.

- Michael