Position Submenus

These Element menu submenus enable you to size and position elements on the diagram, relative to each other.

The Alignment Sub-Menu:

Use the Alignment sub-menu to align the selected element(s) to each other.

Action

Usage

Shortcut

See also

Left

Align left edges of elements

Ctrl + Alt + Left

 

Right

Align right edges of elements

Ctrl + Alt + Right

 

Top

Align top edges of elements

Ctrl + Alt + Up

 

Bottom

Align bottom edges of elements

Ctrl + Alt + Down

 

Centers

Align centers of elements, horizontally or vertically

 

 

The Make Same Sub-Menu:

Use the Make Same sub-menu to make the selected elements the same width, the same height or both.

In Use Case diagrams, these options are blocked if the Allow Elongated Use Cases option is turned off on the Options dialog Objects page.

Action

Usage

Shortcut

See also

Width

Make all selected elements the same width

 

 

Objects

Height

Make all selected elements the same height

 

Both

Make all selected elements the same height and width

 

The Z Order Sub-Menu:

Use the Z Order sub-menu to move the selected element(s) back, forward, to the front of all other elements or behind all other elements.

Action

Usage

Shortcut

See also

Forward

Move selected element forward one position in the Z order

 

 

Z Order Elements

Back

Move selected element back one position in the Z order

 

To Bottom

Send selected element behind all other elements

 

To Top

Bring selected element in front of all other elements

 

The Size Sub-Menu

Use the Size sub-menu to make the selected element(s) wider, narrower, taller or shorter by one increment.

Action

Usage

Shortcut

See also

Wider

Make all selected elements wider

Ctrl + "

 

Narrower

Make all selected elements narrower

Ctrl + !

 

Shorter

Make all selected elements shorter

Ctrl + #

 

Taller

Make all selected elements taller

Ctrl + $

 

The Move Sub-Menu

Use the Move sub-menu to move the selected element(s) left, right, up or down by one increment.

Action

Usage

Shortcut

See also

Right

Move all selected elements to the right

Shift + "

 

Left

Move all selected elements to the left

Shift + !

 

Up

Move all selected elements upwards

Shift + #

 

Down

Move all selected elements downwards

Shift + $

 

The Space Evenly Sub-Menu

Use the Space Evenly sub-menu to distribute the selected elements evenly.

Action

Usage

Shortcut

See also

Across

Space elements evenly, horizontally

Alt + -

 

Down

Space elements evenly, vertically

Alt + =