AutoCAD Electrical General Discussion

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Registered: ‎03-02-2006
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AEALIGN default alignment direction

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04-08-2013 12:45 AM



Does anyone know how to change the default alignment direction for the AEALIGN (Align Components) command?  It is defaulting to horizontal, which I almost never want.  In a previous install (ACADE 2013) it was defaulting to vertical, but I'm not sure how it got there because it started off horizontal after I originally installed ACADE, but seemingly changed without any conscious input from me at some later stage to always default to vertical.


Not a great problem of course because it's easy to change on the fly, but would be nice to know how to change it - having reinstalled it keeps catching me out because I now expect it to be vertical but it ain't.



Posts: 21
Registered: ‎03-02-2006
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Re: AEALIGN default alignment direction

04-08-2013 01:14 AM in reply to: tmbarton

Was going to delete the previous message because I figured out the answer but thought I'd post this in case any one else was interested.  It seems like the default alignment direction depends on the drawing's default ladder direction - well, I don't do ladder diagrams so not sure when or why I changed in the past that but I guess I did, probably just fiddling around. 


Anyway, default ladder direction horizontal sets the default alignment direction horizontal, and conversely vertical ladders, default vertical alignment.  Makes some kind of sense I guess. 


Change it in Drawing Properties->Drawing Format, or Project Properties->Drawing Format (for new drawings, or to copy into existing ones).



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