I am trying to copy, scale, and rotate a box around the same anchor point 72 times... I don't want to have to manually do this because that would be over 288 commands... I know how to use the action tool but it wont let me keep the anchor point the same for all of the boxes... what can I do to stream line my process
Much will depend on what you need specifically, but to get the ball rolling... One suggestion is to use a blend and replace spine - although it may not be accurate enough for your needs. You pobably know the routine yourself, but for what it's worth:
Make a Blend from largest to smallest object - Specified steps 70 - Draw circle - Select both circle and Blend - Replace Spine - Scissor Tool on Anchor Point to complete the circle (use Orientation in the Blend Options if needed).