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Use 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.
For example, in 3D views you can align surface patterns of walls with other elements. See 3D Aligning.
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 (2D), 3D view, or elevation view.
For example, you can use the Align tool to
- Align the ends of walls or beams with a selected beam, line, or wall. (This action extends the lengths of the aligned walls or beams.)
- Align the ends of walls with a selected line or wall. (This action extends the lengths of the aligned walls.)
- Align the centers of walls or beams with a selected beam, line, or wall. (This action moves the aligned walls or beams.)
- Align the centers of walls with a selected line, or wall. (This action moves the aligned walls.)
- Align the heights of windows with a selected line or wall.
- Join selected endpoints (of walls, for example) with a selected line.
Grid line and 4 columns
Align columns with grid line
Selected point to align to an element
Element and point joined
To align elements
- Click Modify tabModify panel (Align).
The cursor displays with the align symbol.
- On the Options Bar, select the desired options:
- 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 no longer displays because you have done something else, click Modify and select the reference element to make the symbol redisplay.
- To start a new alignment, press Esc once.
- To exit the Align tool, press Esc twice.