The easiest way to align and distribute objects on AutoCAD

Autodesk® AutoCAD® provides a few commands (by default) capable of performing distribution and alignment functions. These commands are very complex, making the simple task of aligning and distributing something time-consuming and inefficient.

Align&Distribute is a plug-in for AutoCAD® that provide a set of commands very similar to align and distribute commands present in other graphics software such as CorelDral®, Photoshop®, Inkscape®, and Illustrator®. Through this command you can easily and quickly align or distribute many types of objects with different shapes in the X, Y and Z axis.

General Usage Instructions

After install the Align and Distribute plug-in you will see in the Add-Ins tab two new panels with various buttons, one panel for Alignment commands and other for Distribution commands.

Aligning objects…

There are two ways to align an object with Align&Distribute plug-in.

…by Main Align Command

  • Click on the button Align or type command ALIDEF.
  • Select the objects you want to align.
  • Specify the alignment axis, can be X, Y or Z.
  • Specify the position, like LEFT, CENTER, RIGTH.
  • Press enter or space and the selected objects will be aligned.

…by Quick Align Commands

  • Click on the button that represents the type of alignment that you want, or type his command.
  • Select the objects you want to align.
  • Press enter or space and the selected objects will be aligned.

Example:

Distributing objects…

Like Align, there are two ways to distribute an object with Align&Distribute plug-in.

…by Main Distribute Command

  • Click on the button Distribute or type command DISDEF.
  • Select the objects you want to distribute.
  • Specify the distribution axis, can be X, Y or Z.
  • Specify the position, like LEFT, CENTER, RIGTH or GAP.
  • Specify the value of the spacing between each object or press enter to use the suggested spacing.
  • Press enter or space and the selected objects will be distributed.

…by Quick Distribute Commands

  • Click on the button that represents the type of distribution that you want, or type his command.
  • Select the objects that you want to distribute.
  • Press enter or space and the selected objects will be distributed.

Example:

Tip: To better understand the action of each command, stop the mouse on the button of a command and wait for the tooltip to expand, an image describing the action of the command will be displayed.

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Align&Distribute Trial

Trial version
$Free
  • Alignment of 7 objects on the X,Y,Z axis
  • Distribution of 7 objects on the X,Y,Z axis
  • Limited number of objects