Aligning Nodes, Endpoints and Text

You can improve the appearance of your diagrams by aligning nodes and endpoints vertically or horizontally. Nodes, endpoints, and text blocks are aligned relative to their center points.

The fastest way to align nodes, etc. in your model is to turn on snap to grid for a given modeling pane. To do this click the View | Layout | Settings button and check the box for Snap to grid under Influence Diagram and/or Decision Tree. With snap to grid turned on for a given pane, each node placed or moved will snap to the nearest grid point. If snap to grid is turned off you can snap all the nodes to the grid once by clicking View | Layout | Snap to Grid or by pressing Ctrl+G.

You can also align objects without snap to grid on. To align one object with another, first select one as a reference item. Then choose View | Layout | Align | Vertical or View | Layout | Align | Horizontal and select the node, or text that you wish to align with the reference item.

If you want to align several items at once with the same reference item, hold down the Ctrl key while clicking on each item.

Versions: DPL Professional, DPL Enterprise, DPL Portfolio

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