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Layout dialog

Specify how model items should be aligned during automatic layout. Of the options listed below, you will only be offered those that are relevant for the current model type.

Minimum object spacing

Spacing by which objects are to be separated from each other. More precisely:

If the grid is disabled, the value you enter defines the exact spacing between the objects in millimeters.

If the grid is enabled, the value you enter defines the minimum spacing between the objects.

The first value specifies the horizontal spacing, and the second value the vertical spacing in millimeters. You can enter a value between 1 and 100.

Change to vertical layout

Specifies the position where you want to start placing the objects from top to bottom instead of from left to right.

Root position with regard to subtree

Specifies where objects which have subordinate objects are placed in relation to these subordinate objects.

Centered

The root is centered above the subordinate objects.

Left

The root is aligned to the left of the subordinate objects.

Right

The root is aligned to the right of the subordinate objects.

Strategy

Specifies the arrangement strategy.

Quadratic

The objects are arranged inside a square if possible.

Original

The objects are arranged according to the original layout.

Hierarchical

The objects are arranged according to the object hierarchy from top to bottom.

Alignment

Specifies the alignment of the objects. The spacing corresponds to the horizontal and vertical spacing values you entered:

Centered

The main path is aligned on the center. Branches will be arranged to the left and right of the main path. Depending on the modeling, this option may have the same layout result as the Longest path - centered setting.

Longest path - centered

The longest model path is aligned on the center. Branches will be arranged to the left or right. Depending on the modeling, this option may have the same layout result as the Centered setting.

Longest path - left

The longest model path is aligned to the left. Branches will be placed to the right.

Longest path - right

The longest model path is aligned to the right. Branches will be placed to the left.

Preview

View of how the model will appear on the basis of your entries after automatic layout generation. The layout of the model is regenerated as soon as you change an option. During the calculation process, (regenerating...) is displayed after Preview for your information.

Use as default

Uses your layout settings for other models to which you apply the selected layout procedure.