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Monday, June 4, 2018

Free and Open Source Align v1.4.0 – New "Untangle" Options Added to Quickly Cleanup Overlapping Elements

From the BIM 42 blog:

By Simon Moreau
Jun 2, 2018

I have finally find the time to update Align, my plugin for aligning elements, tags and text in Revit.

The app now supports Revit version from 2016 to 2019 and it is available on the Autodesk App Store.

The main update this year is the Untangle function. This function comes with two new buttons, “Untangle Vertically” and “Untangle Horizontally”.


You can now select a few randomly placed tags, click on Untangle and the tags will sort themselves nicely:


As you can see, the tags will move vertically (or horizontally) so they don’t overlap, while keeping themselves as close as possible. They will also be sorted so the leaders won’t cross.

If you are using text annotation, this function will also work these texts, with or without leaders:


It also works with every Revit elements. If you have a bunch of overlapping element, like furniture for example, select them and hit “Untangle” to see them sort themselves:


I also made a few modifications to the code source repository. I have migrated the repository to Github and I won’t be using Bitbucket anymore. You can now find the source code here: Align-Tag

I also add a proper Readme explaining what this application is about and how you can contribute to it. I hope this will encourage anyone to propose Pull Requests, point out issues or simply ask for new features.

Read more on the BIM 42 blog »

Editpr's Note: Align is 5-star rated with 33 reviews on the Autodesk App Store. For the App Store, that's A LOT!

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