Align&Distribute

Align&Distribute

Win32 and 64, English

Arsenal Technology
Align and distribute objects in Autodesk® AutoCAD®.

General Usage Instructions

After install the Align and Distribute plug-in you will see in the Add-Ins tab two new panels with various buttons, one panel for Alignment commands and other for Distribution commands.

Aligning objects

There are two ways to align an object with Align&Distribute plug-in, by Main Command or by Quick Commands.

Main Align Command

•              Click on the button Align or type command ALIDEF.

•              Select the objects you want to align.

•              Specify the alignment axis, can be X, Y or Z.

•              Specify the position, like LEFT, CENTER, RIGTH.

•              Press enter or space and the selected objects will be aligned.

 

Quick Align Command

•              Click on the button that represents the type of alignment that you want, or type his command. 

        Tip: To better understand the action of each command, stop the mouse on the button of a command and wait for the tooltip to expand, an image describing the action of the command will be displayed.

•              Select the objects you want to align. 

•              Press enter or space and the selected objects will be aligned.

 

Distributing objects

Like Align, there are two ways to distribute an object with Align&Distribute plug-in, by Main Command or by Quick Commands.

By Main Distribute Command

•              Click on the button Distribute or type command DISDEF.

•              Select the objects you want to distribute.

•              Specify the distribution axis, can be X, Y or Z.

•              Specify the position, like LEFT, CENTER, RIGTH or GAP. 

•              Specify the value of the spacing between each object or press enter to use the suggested spacing. 

        Tip: The suggested spacing value is obtained by dividing the distance between the first and the last object positioned in the direction of the distribution. 

•              Press enter or space and the selected objects will be distributed.

 

Quick Distribute Commands 

•              Click on the button that represents the type of distribution that you want, or type his command. 

•              Select the objects that you want to distribute. 

              Press enter or space and the selected objects will be distributed.

 

IMPORTANT: For Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2013, 2014 and 2017 make sure that Service Pack 1 is installed.

Screenshots

Commands

Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description

alignZT

Align top sides in same axis 'Z'.

distribZE

Distribute with uniform gaps between objects in axis 'Z'.

distribYE

Distribute with uniform gaps between objects in axis 'Y'.

distribYF

Distribute with uniform gaps between objects in axis 'Y'.

distribYB

Distribute back sides evenly in axis 'Y'.

alignZC

Centralize in same axis 'Z'.

distribYC

Distribute centers evenly in axis 'Y'.

alignYC

Centralize in same axis 'Y'.

alignXC

Centralize in same axis 'X'.

distribZT

Distribute top sides evenly in axis 'Z'.

distribZC

Distribute centers evenly in axis 'Z'.

disDEF

Distribute objects by definitions.

aliDEF

Align objects by definitions.

distribXE

Distribute with uniform gaps between objects in axis 'X'.

distribXR

Distribute right sides evenly in axis 'X'.

distribXL

Distribute left sides evenly in axis 'X'.

alignZB

Align bottom sides in same axis 'Z'.

distribZB

Distribute bottom sides evenly in axis 'Z'.

alignXF

Align front sides in same axis 'X'.

alignXB

Align back sides in same axis 'X'.

distribXC

Distribute centers evenly in axis 'X'.

alignYL

Align left sides in same axis 'Y'.

alignYR

Align right sides in same axis 'Y'.

Installation/Uninstallation

The installer that ran when you downloaded this plug-in from Autodesk App Store has already installed the plug-in. You may need to restart Autodesk products to activate the plug-in. To uninstall this plug-in, click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features (Windows 7/8/8.1/10) or Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP), and uninstall as you would any other application from your system.

In the first time that you run the plug-in you will asked to activate your plug-in, for this, the computer must have internet connection. This activation will necessary only once.

Additional Information

For more details about this tool, access http://arsenaltechno.com/en/align-and-distribute/.

Known Issues

IMPORTANT: For AutoCAD 2013, 2014 and 2017 make sure that Service Pack 1 is installed.

Contact

Company Name: Arsenal Technology
Support Contact: suporte@arsenaltechno.com

Author/Company Information

Arsenal Technology

Support Information

Version History

Version Number Version Description

1.1.2.1

- Fix on loading of Autodesk® AutoCAD® Architectural, Electrical, Mechanical, MEP and Civil 3D

1.1.2.0

- New features - Activation system

1.0.0.0

Initial release
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