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Align and Distribute

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Align

The Align command lines up the bounding boxes of objects, and object grips.

Align to top and bottom.

Steps

  1. Select the objects to align, and press Enter.
  2. Specify an alignment option.
  3. Pick a location, or press Enter to align based on the overall bounding box of all selected objects.

Command-line options

AlignTo
CPlane

Aligns objects using construction plane coordinates.

World

Aligns objects using world coordinates.

 

Bottom

Aligns objects by the bottom-most locations of their bounding boxes.

 

Concentric

Aligns objects by the horizontal and vertical centers of their bounding boxes.

 

HorizCenter

Aligns objects by the horizontal centers of their bounding boxes.

 

Left

Aligns objects by the left-most locations of their bounding boxes.

 

Right

Aligns objects by the right-most locations of their bounding boxes.

 

Top

Aligns objects by the left-most locations of their bounding boxes.

 

VertCenter

Aligns objects by the vertical centers of their bounding boxes.

 

ToCurve

Pulls points to the selected curve.

 

ToLine

Pulls points to a line defined by picking two points.

 

ToFitPlane

Pulls points to the best fitting plane of the points.

At least four points are required for this alignment type.

ToPlane

Pulls points to a plane defined by picking two points and the CPlane or World z-axis based on the AlignTo option. The selected objects or grips will not move in the z-axis.

3Points

Pick three points to define the alignment plane.

Distribute

ToolbarMenu

Align and Distribute

Not on menus.

The Distribute command spreads objects out evenly between the end objects.

Steps

  1. Select at least three objects to distribute, and press Enter.
    Groups are considered a single object.
  2. Specify a direction.
    The objects are distributed according to even spacing between bounding box centers or according to gaps between the bounding box edges (all aligned to the direction axis).

Command-line options

Direction

Defines the direction of the distribution. The direction point is constrained to the construction plane.

XAxis

Distributes objects based on x-axis of the active construction plane.

YAxis

Distributes objects based on y-axis of the active construction plane.

ZAxis

Distributes objects based on z-axis of the active construction plane.

Mode

Specifies how the objects are distributed.

Gap

Provides even spacing between the edges of object bounding boxes.

Center

Provides even spacing between the center of object bounding boxes.

Spacing

Specifies how the objects are spaced.

Automatic

Automatic spacing calculates the gap/center spacing based on bounding box distances of the first and last objects, spatially sorted.

Distance

Specifies the desired spacing.

See also

Move

Move objects from one location to another.

SetPt

Move objects to a specified location in the x, y, and/or z directions.

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