the Align tool to align one or more elements with a selected element.
This tool is generally used to align walls, beams, and lines, but
it can be used with other types of elements as well. The elements
to align can be of the same type, or they can be from different
families. You can align elements in a plan view or elevation view
For example, you can
use the Align tool to do the following:
- Align the ends of
a selected beam, line
or wall. (This action extends the lengths of the aligned walls or beams.)
- Align the centers of
a selected beam, line or wall. (This
action moves the aligned walls or beams.)
- Join selected endpoints (of walls, for
example) with a selected line.
Grid line with 4 columns
Align columns with
Selected point to align
to an element
Element and point joined
To align elements:
- Click Modify tabEdit panelAlign.
The cursor appears with the align symbol .
- On the Options Bar, select the desired
- Select Multiple Alignment to align multiple
elements with a selected element. (As an alternative, you can press CTRL while
selecting multiple elements to align.)
- When aligning walls, use the Prefer option
to indicate how selected walls will be aligned: using Wall Faces,
Wall Centerlines, Faces of Core, or Center of Core. (The core options
refer to walls that have multiple layers.)
- Select the reference element (the element
to align other elements to).
- Select one or more elements to align
with the reference element.
NoteBefore selecting, move the cursor over the
element until the part of the element to align with the reference
element is highlighted. Then click it.
- If you want the selected elements to
stay aligned with the reference element (if you later move it),
click the padlock to lock the alignment. If the padlock symbol has
disappeared because you have done something else, click Modify and
select the reference element to make the symbol reappear.
- To start a new alignment, press ESC once.
- To exit the Align tool, press ESC twice.