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Aligning Points and Segments to an Angle

The Align Points tool straightens selected points along an alignment reference line.

  1. Select the points to align using the Select Point Tool.
  2. Select the Align Points tool.

    The Alignment Points tab appears in DesignCentral.

    1. Reference Line

    2. Alignment Center

  3. Click and drag either end of the reference line to change its angle of alignment. Click and drag the Alignment Center to change its position.

    You can also adjust the alignment reference line using the numeric fields in the DesignCentral Alignment Points tab.

    Move Direction

    When Closest is selected, the points move to the alignment reference line using the shortest path.

    When Horizontal is selected, the points move horizontally to the reference line.

    When Vertical is selected, the points move vertically to the line.

    Alignment Center Location

    Specifies the X,Y coordinates of the Alignment Center on the alignment reference line.

    Alignment Angle

    Specifies the angle of the alignment reference line.

    Move Entire Path

    This option is only available when each of the selected points lies in a different path. When enabled, the entire path moves to the reference line.

    1. Selected Points

    Move Entire Path Disabled

    Move Entire Path Enabled

  4. Click Apply or double-click anywhere inside the design area.

    Aligning points using vertical move direction





See Also

Editing Paths

Straightening Lines

Aligning Points and Segments Horizontally or Vertically

Spacing Points

Repeating Paths

Acquiring and Applying Length and Angle

Rounding Corners

Sharpening Corners

Converting Segment into a Curve

Converting Segment to Smooth Arc

Converting Segment to 3-Point Arc

Converting Segment to Arc

Eliminating Extra Points

Removing One Point

Adding One Point

Removing Self-Intersections

Changing Starting Point

Separating to Closed Paths

Separating to Open Paths

Breaking Paths

Joining Paths

Converting Corners to Right Angle

Removing Tiny Objects