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Stuck aligning boxes

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09-04-2012 01:34 PM

Hello!

 

I'm new to AutoCAD, and I've been trying to get a bunch of different-sized boxes to get in a neat line behind each other, like they've been strung together or at least put on the same level. Align doesn't seem to be doing anything besides moving them. How am I supposed to do this?

 

Thanks in advance!

Using 3d, you need to know which UCS plane to use, rotate the viewcube and start drawing will cause a big mess.

Click on your 3d parts, go to properties and fix the skew.

 

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Re: Stuck aligning boxes

09-05-2012 06:17 AM in reply to: CAD_Anatomy

Help? I get the feeling this should be easy but nothing's working...

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Re: Stuck aligning boxes

09-05-2012 06:22 AM in reply to: CAD_Anatomy

It would help if you post a snapshot of what you have or attach your drawing.

Are they skewed?

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Re: Stuck aligning boxes

09-05-2012 06:26 AM in reply to: Patchy

More or less, and not on the same level. This shows up more when I rotate the view angle.

 

So far using Align just shifts them in the direction I indicated?

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Re: Stuck aligning boxes

09-05-2012 06:29 AM in reply to: CAD_Anatomy

Move and snap to Endpoint, will that work?

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Re: Stuck aligning boxes

09-05-2012 06:33 AM in reply to: Patchy

How? I'm trying to do so now, and for some reason half the boxes are choosing to move into a new direction while the other half remains in place. They didn't do that before...

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Re: Stuck aligning boxes

09-05-2012 06:39 AM in reply to: CAD_Anatomy

Try this

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Re: Stuck aligning boxes

09-05-2012 06:54 AM in reply to: Patchy

How am I supposed to do that? I don't even have a snap endpoint command.

 

Sorry I'm being so thick...

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Re: Stuck aligning boxes

09-05-2012 06:55 AM in reply to: Patchy

Like I said, all that's happening now is that they're lining up in two separate lines perpendicular to each other, and for some reason I can't undo that action.

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Re: Stuck aligning boxes

09-05-2012 06:59 AM in reply to: CAD_Anatomy

They don't move to the correct direction because they were drawn in diferrent UCS.

Attach your .dwg here let's see.

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