Align drawing objects

Last updated March 16, 2018 by Tekla User Assistance

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Align drawing objects

Align drawing objects

You can align objects (texts, marks, views and graphical objects) to the bottom, to the middle, to the left, to the center, to the right, and to the top. You can also position objects horizontally or vertically at equal distances from each other.

  1. Open a drawing.
  2. Select the objects that you want to align.

    You can select one or several objects using appropriate selection switches or filters and area selectionmethod of selecting objects that are included in a certain rectangular area of a model

    In addition to the selected area, selection switches and selection filters control which object types are selected.

    , for example. If you want to align marks and notes only, you can use Drawing content manager for first selecting the model objects and then the related marks or notes.

  3. Do any of the following:

    To Do this

    Align selected texts, marks, views and graphical objects

    1. Select the aligning command from the toolbar:

      Clickto align objects to the bottom

      Clickto align objects to the top

      Clickto align objects to the left

      Clickto align objects to the right

      Clickto align objects to the center

      Clickto align objects to the middle

      Clickto position objects to the vertical center at equal distances

      Clickto position objects to the horizontal center at equal distances

    2. Pick a location for the alignment.

      If you have mixed objects selected, you will be asked to select which objects you want to align.

    3. If you selected one of the two commands that position objects to center at equal distances, type the distance in the displayed dialog box.


    To create a row of objects, align them first to the top and then position them horizontally at equal distances from each other. You do not need to reselect the objects between the two commands.

    Align selected marks or notes

    ClickAlign marks on the Drawing tab.

    This aligns the selected marks and notes that are in the close proximity by stacking the marks or notes and placing them evenly.

    This command applies to all marks and associative notes, except weld marks.


Below is an example where marks have been aligned to left.

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