Subject: Aligning in three dimensions



You can align one or more selected entities with other entities in three-dimensional space. First you select the entities you want to move and align, then you specify pairs of points to move and align the selected entities:

   One pair of points — Moves selected entities.

   Two pairs of points — Moves then rotates selected entities. The second pair of points can also determine the scale of moved entities (scaling is available only when using two pairs of points).

   Three pairs of points — Moves, rotates, then again rotates selected entities.

To align entities by moving them     

   1   Do one of the following to choose Align ():

   On the ribbon, choose Edit > Align (in Modify).

   On the menu, choose Modify > Align.

   On the Modify toolbar, click the Align tool.

   Type align and then press Enter.

   2   Select the entities that will be moved, and then press Enter. Do not include desti­nation entities in the selection set.

   3   Specify the first source point.

   4   Specify the first destination point, then press Enter.

 

Select one or more entities to move, and then specify the first source point (A) and the first destination point (B).

 

The resulting entities.

To align entities by moving and rotating them     

   1   Do one of the following to choose Align ():

   On the ribbon, choose Edit > Align (in Modify).

   On the menu, choose Modify > Align.

   On the Modify toolbar, click the Align tool.

   Type align and then press Enter.

   2   Select the entities that will be moved and rotated, and then press Enter. Do not include destination entities in the selection set.

   3   Specify the first source point then the first destination point.

   4   Specify the second source point then the second destination point, then press Enter.

   5   If desired, choose Yes to scale the moved entities. Otherwise, choose No. If scal­ing, the selected entities scale proportionately so that the distance between the two source points is the same as the distance between the two destination points.

The scaling option is available only when selecting two pairs of points.

 

Select one or more entities to move and rotate, and then specify the first source point (A), the first destination point (B), the second source point (C), and the second destination point (D).

 

The resulting entities, not scaled.

To align entities by moving and then rotating them twice   

   1   Do one of the following to choose Align ():

   On the ribbon, choose Edit > Align (in Modify).

   On the menu, choose Modify > Align.

   On the Modify toolbar, click the Align tool.

   Type align and then press Enter.

   2   Select the entities that will be moved and rotated, and then press Enter. Do not include destination entities in the selection set.

   3   Specify the first source point then the first destination point.

   4   Specify the second source point then the second destination point.

   5   Specify the third source point then the third destination point, then press Enter.

 

Select one or more entities to move and rotate, and then specify the first source point (A), the first destination point (B), the second source point (C), the second destination point (D), the third source point (E), and the third destination point (F).

 

The resulting entities.

                    

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