PrimoCAD Arrange Plug-in for AutoCAD

Arrange allows you to precisely position objects in AutoCAD drawings. It enables you to align objects where the centers or edges of their bounding boxes are lined up to one another. It also enables you to distribute objects where they are equally spaced based on the centers or edges of their bounding boxes.

You can align objects with respect to each other or a specific reference point. In either case, the objects are lined up by the edges or centers of their bounding boxes horizontally or vertically.

The distribution of objects is used so that the centers or edges of their bounding boxes appear at equal horizontal or vertical intervals. You can also distribute objects so that there are equal spacings between them, or attract objects for making zero spacings between them.

1. Aligning Objects

1.1. Aligning objects relative to minimum x-coordinates

Align Min X (AMINX)
To align the minimum x-coordinate edges of the bounding boxes of objects, follow these steps:
  1. From the ribbon, choose Arrange tab ➪ Align X panel ➪ Align Min X (you can also type the command AMINX in the command bar).
  2. At the Select control object or [Point]: prompt, select the object you want to use as a reference object, or choose the Point option.
  3. In case of choosing the Point option, at the Specify control point: prompt, pick a point you want to use as a reference point.
  4. At the Select objects for alignment: prompt, select objects you want to align then press Enter (or right-click).

1.2. Aligning objects relative to middle x-coordinates

Align Mid X (AMIDX)

To align the middle x-coordinate edges of the bounding boxes of objects, follow these steps:

  1. From the ribbon, choose Arrange tab ➪ Align X panel ➪ Align Mid X (you can also type the command AMIDX in the command bar).
  2. At the Select control object or [Point]: prompt, select the object you want to use as a reference object, or choose the Point option.
  3. In case of choosing the Point option, at the Specify control point: prompt, pick a point you want to use as a reference point.
  4. At the Select objects for alignment: prompt, select objects you want to align then press Enter (or right-click).

1.3. Aligning objects relative to maximum x-coordinates

Align Max X (AMAXX)
To align the maximum x-coordinate edges of the bounding boxes of objects, follow these steps:
  1. From the ribbon, choose Arrange tab ➪ Align X panel ➪ Align Max X (you can also type the command AMAXX in the command bar).
  2. At the Select control object or [Point]: prompt, select the object you want to use as a reference object, or choose the Point option.
  3. In case of choosing the Point option, at the Specify control point: prompt, pick a point you want to use as a reference point.
  4. At the Select objects for alignment: prompt, select objects you want to align then press Enter (or right-click).

1.4. Aligning objects relative to minimum y-coordinates

Align Min Y (AMINY)
To align the minimum y-coordinate edges of the bounding boxes of objects, follow these steps:
  1. From the ribbon, choose Arrange tab ➪ Align Y panel ➪ Align Min Y (you can also type the command AMINY in the command bar).
  2. At the Select control object or [Point]: prompt, select the object you want to use as a reference object, or choose the Point option.
  3. In case of choosing the Point option, at the Specify control point: prompt, pick a point you want to use as a reference point.
  4. At the Select objects for alignment: prompt, select objects you want to align then press Enter (or right-click).

1.5. Aligning objects relative to middle y-coordinates

Align Mid Y (AMIDY)
To align the middle y-coordinate edges of the bounding boxes of objects, follow these steps:
  1. From the ribbon, choose Arrange tab ➪ Align Y panel ➪ Align Mid Y (you can also type the command AMIDY in the command bar).
  2. At the Select control object or [Point]: prompt, select the object you want to use as a reference object, or choose the Point option.
  3. In case of choosing the Point option, at the Specify control point: prompt, pick a point you want to use as a reference point.
  4. At the Select objects for alignment: prompt, select objects you want to align then press Enter (or right-click).

1.6. Aligning objects relative to maximum y-coordinates

Align Max Y (AMAXY)
To align the maximum y-coordinate edges of the bounding boxes of objects, follow these steps:
  1. From the ribbon, choose Arrange tab ➪ Align Y panel ➪ Align Max Y (you can also type the command AMAXY in the command bar).
  2. At the Select control object or [Point]: prompt, select the object you want to use as a reference object, or choose the Point option.
  3. In case of choosing the Point option, at the Specify control point: prompt, pick a point you want to use as a reference point.
  4. At the Select objects for alignment: prompt, select objects you want to align then press Enter (or right-click).

1.7. Aligning objects relative to minimum z-coordinates

Align Min Z (AMINZ)
To align the minimum z-coordinate edges of the bounding boxes of objects, follow these steps:
  1. From the ribbon, choose Arrange tab ➪ Align Z panel ➪ Align Min Z (you can also type the command AMINZ in the command bar).
  2. At the Select control object or [Point]: prompt, select the object you want to use as a reference object, or choose the Point option.
  3. In case of choosing the Point option, at the Specify control point: prompt, pick a point you want to use as a reference point.
  4. At the Select objects for alignment: prompt, select objects you want to align then press Enter (or right-click).

1.8. Aligning objects relative to middle z-coordinates

Align Mid Z (AMIDZ)
To align the middle z-coordinate edges of the bounding boxes of objects, follow these steps:
  1. From the ribbon, choose Arrange tab ➪ Align Z panel ➪ Align Mid Z (you can also type the command AMIDZ in the command bar).
  2. At the Select control object or [Point]: prompt, select the object you want to use as a reference object, or choose the Point option.
  3. In case of choosing the Point option, at the Specify control point: prompt, pick a point you want to use as a reference point.
  4. At the Select objects for alignment: prompt, select objects you want to align then press Enter (or right-click).

1.9. Aligning objects relative to maximum z-coordinates

Align Max Z (AMAXZ)
To align the maximum z-coordinate edges of the bounding boxes of objects, follow these steps:
  1. From the ribbon, choose Arrange tab ➪ Align Z panel ➪ Align Max Z (you can also type the command AMAXZ in the command bar).
  2. At the Select control object or [Point]: prompt, select the object you want to use as a reference object, or choose the Point option.
  3. In case of choosing the Point option, at the Specify control point: prompt, pick a point you want to use as a reference point.
  4. At the Select objects for alignment: prompt, select objects you want to align then press Enter (or right-click).

2. Distributing Objects

2.1. Distributing objects relative to minimum x-coordinates

Distribute Min X (DMINX)
To distribute the minimum x-coordinate edges of the bounding boxes of objects, follow these steps:
  1. From the ribbon, choose Arrange tab ➪ Distribute X panel ➪ Distribute Min X (you can also type the command DMINX in the command bar).
  2. At the Select objects for distribution: prompt, select objects you want to distribute then press Enter (or right-click).

2.2. Distributing objects relative to middle x-coordinates

Distribute Mid X (DMIDX)
To distribute the middle x-coordinate edges of the bounding boxes of objects, follow these steps:
  1. From the ribbon, choose Arrange tab ➪ Distribute X panel ➪ Distribute Mid X (you can also type the command DMIDX in the command bar).
  2. At the Select objects for distribution: prompt, select objects you want to distribute then press Enter (or right-click).

2.3. Distributing objects relative to maximum x-coordinates

Distribute Max X (DMAXX)
To distribute the maximum x-coordinate edges of the bounding boxes of objects, follow these steps:
  1. From the ribbon, choose Arrange tab ➪ Distribute X panel ➪ Distribute Max X (you can also type the command DMAXX in the command bar).
  2. At the Select objects for distribution: prompt, select objects you want to distribute then press Enter (or right-click).

2.4. Distributing objects relative to x-coordinates spacings

Distribute Spacing X (DSX)
To distribute the spacings between x-coordinate edges of the bounding boxes of objects, follow these steps:
  1. From the ribbon, choose Arrange tab ➪ Distribute X panel ➪ Distribute Spacing X (you can also type the command DSX in the command bar).
  2. At the Select objects for distribution: prompt, select objects you want to distribute then press Enter (or right-click).

2.5. Distributing objects relative to minimum y-coordinates

Distribute Min Y (DMINY)
To distribute the minimum y-coordinate edges of the bounding boxes of objects, follow these steps:
  1. From the ribbon, choose Arrange tab ➪ Distribute Y panel ➪ Distribute Min Y (you can also type the command DMINY in the command bar).
  2. At the Select objects for distribution: prompt, select objects you want to distribute then press Enter (or right-click).

2.6. Distributing objects relative to middle y-coordinates

Distribute Mid Y (DMIDY)
To distribute the middle y-coordinate edges of the bounding boxes of objects, follow these steps:
  1. From the ribbon, choose Arrange tab ➪ Distribute Y panel ➪ Distribute Mid Y (you can also type the command DMIDY in the command bar).
  2. At the Select objects for distribution: prompt, select objects you want to distribute then press Enter (or right-click).

2.7. Distributing objects relative to maximum y-coordinates

Distribute Max Y (DMAXY)
To distribute the maximum y-coordinate edges of the bounding boxes of objects, follow these steps:
  1. From the ribbon, choose Arrange tab ➪ Distribute Y panel ➪ Distribute Max Y (you can also type the command DMAXY in the command bar).
  2. At the Select objects for distribution: prompt, select objects you want to distribute then press Enter (or right-click).

2.8. Distributing objects relative to y-coordinates spacings

Distribute Spacing Y (DSY)
To distribute the spacings between y-coordinate edges of the bounding boxes of objects, follow these steps:
  1. From the ribbon, choose Arrange tab ➪ Distribute Y panel ➪ Distribute Spacing Y (you can also type the command DSY in the command bar).
  2. At the Select objects for distribution: prompt, select objects you want to distribute then press Enter (or right-click).

2.9. Distributing objects relative to minimum z-coordinates

Distribute Min Z (DMINZ)
To distribute the minimum z-coordinate edges of the bounding boxes of objects, follow these steps:
  1. From the ribbon, choose Arrange tab ➪ Distribute Z panel ➪ Distribute Min Z (you can also type the command DMINZ in the command bar).
  2. At the Select objects for distribution: prompt, select objects you want to distribute then press Enter (or right-click).

2.10. Distributing objects relative to middle z-coordinates

Distribute Mid Z (DMIDZ)
To distribute the middle z-coordinate edges of the bounding boxes of objects, follow these steps:
  1. From the ribbon, choose Arrange tab ➪ Distribute Z panel ➪ Distribute Mid Z (you can also type the command DMIDZ in the command bar).
  2. At the Select objects for distribution: prompt, select objects you want to distribute then press Enter (or right-click).

2.11. Distributing objects relative to maximum z-coordinates

Distribute Max Z (DMAXZ)
To distribute the maximum z-coordinate edges of the bounding boxes of objects, follow these steps:
  1. From the ribbon, choose Arrange tab ➪ Distribute Z panel ➪ Distribute Max Z (you can also type the command DMAXZ in the command bar).
  2. At the Select objects for distribution: prompt, select objects you want to distribute then press Enter (or right-click).

2.12. Distributing objects relative to z-coordinates spacings

Distribute Spacing Z (DSZ)
To distribute the spacings between z-coordinate edges of the bounding boxes of objects, follow these steps:
  1. From the ribbon, choose Arrange tab ➪ Distribute Z panel ➪ Distribute Spacing Z (you can also type the command DSZ in the command bar).
  2. At the Select objects for distribution: prompt, select objects you want to distribute then press Enter (or right-click).

3. Attracting Objects

3.1. Attracting objects relative to x-coordinates

Attract X (ATX)

To attract the x-coordinate edges of the bounding boxes of objects, follow these steps:

  1. From the ribbon, choose Arrange tab ➪ Attract panel ➪ Attract X (you can also type the command ATX in the command bar).
  2. At the Select control object or [Point]: prompt, select the object you want to use as a reference object, or choose the Point option.
  3. In case of choosing the Point option, at the Specify control point: prompt, pick a point you want to use as a reference point.
  4. At the Select objects for attraction: prompt, select objects you want to attract then press Enter (or right-click).
  5. At the Attraction mode: [Predecessors/Successors] prompt, select the Predecessors option if you want the objects to be attracted before the control object or point, or select the Successors option if you want the objects to be attracted after the control object or point.

3.2. Attracting objects relative to y-coordinates

Attract Y (ATY)

To attract the y-coordinate edges of the bounding boxes of objects, follow these steps:

  1. From the ribbon, choose Arrange tab ➪ Attract panel ➪ Attract Y (you can also type the command ATY in the command bar).
  2. At the Select control object or [Point]: prompt, select the object you want to use as a reference object, or choose the Point option.
  3. In case of choosing the Point option, at the Specify control point: prompt, pick a point you want to use as a reference point.
  4. At the Select objects for attraction: prompt, select objects you want to attract then press Enter (or right-click).
  5. At the Attraction mode: [Predecessors/Successors] prompt, select the Predecessors option if you want the objects to be attracted before the control object or point, or select the Successors option if you want the objects to be attracted after the control object or point.

3.3. Attracting objects relative to z-coordinates

Attract Z (ATZ)

To attract the z-coordinate edges of the bounding boxes of objects, follow these steps:

  1. From the ribbon, choose Arrange tab ➪ Attract panel ➪ Attract Z (you can also type the command ATZ in the command bar).
  2. At the Select control object or [Point]: prompt, select the object you want to use as a reference object, or choose the Point option.
  3. In case of choosing the Point option, at the Specify control point: prompt, pick a point you want to use as a reference point.
  4. At the Select objects for attraction: prompt, select objects you want to attract then press Enter (or right-click).
  5. At the Attraction mode: [Predecessors/Successors] prompt, select the Predecessors option if you want the objects to be attracted before the control object or point, or select the Successors option if you want the objects to be attracted after the control object or point.

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