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    Hello Everyone
    I need a code that can align text (from X or Y of insertion point) to "x" or "y" of a picked point.In fact, when I pick a point,the word will move to that X,maintaining the Y coordinate or to the Y of picked point,maintaining the X coordinate. Does anybody have such a lisp?
    Thanks in advance

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    Default Re: Align Text to picked point

    Have you looked into the "TORIENT" (text orient) command?
    It is an express tool under "rotate text" but you simply pick the text and then 2 points and it orients the text to those points/angle.
    Works with TEXT, MTEXT and ATTDEF etc..

    Not sure it that will help but it's a great tool.
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    Default Re: Align Text to picked point

    Also at: https://www.cadtutor.net/forum/topic...-picked-point/
    and: http://www.theswamp.org/index.php?ac...ast_msg=594284

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    Move and align are two completely different things. Can you better describe what you're trying to do?
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    Default Re: Align Text to picked point

    Hello
    I don't want to rotate or scale (the way "align" works).I just want to put the word at the same vertical or horizontal level of the picked point, e.g. the endpoint of a line..As if I grab the word from its insertion point and move it to that place...The command would beick a place to use its "x".Then:Select words that will update their "x" to last one..I wish I explained enough..
    Thanks

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    Default Re: Align Text to picked point

    Hello
    "Torient" rotates the text...I just want to update its x or y coordinate depending on the picked point, e.g. endpoint of a line.The command line may ask to update x or y to match that of picked point.I wish I better explained.
    Thanks

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    Default Re: Align Text to picked point

    Quote Originally Posted by RamiMann View Post
    Hello
    I just want to update its x or y coordinate depending on the picked point, e.g. endpoint of a line.The command line may ask to update x or y to match that of picked point.I wish I better explained.
    Thanks
    That's what Point Filters are used for.
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    Default Re: Align Text to picked point

    Hello
    Yes, Point Filters can help but with my case I have to hold every word from the insertion point,go to the endpoint of the line,type ".x" for example to use it for the word...I hope to automate these steps and not to type ".x" for every instance of words.
    The code ATX written by Peter Jamtgaard at http://www.theswamp.org/index.php?to...9681#msg119681 is good,but takes the word from left corner and not from insertion point,in addition you have to select H or V for every instance...
    thanks a lot

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    Default Re: Align Text to picked point

    There is already a Shortcut Menu for filters built in. Add two more to it for a quick solution.
    Use these Names, Macros, and Element IDs

    NewY
    .XZ _non @
    ID_PointNewY

    NewX
    .YZ _non @
    ID_PointNewX

    Pick a grip and NewY will use the existing X & Z prompting you to select a point for the new Y value. NewX would prompt you for the new X value.
    It's not limited to Mtext either.
    Last edited by Tom Beauford; 2019-05-09 at 06:34 PM. Reason: Added _non to make sure the existing X & Z will be used no matter the OSMODE, OSNAPCOORD or OSNAPNODELEGACY settings.
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    Default Re: Align Text to picked point

    Hello
    Great idea, thanks a lot

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