A new time-saving tool in MicroStation J is the “Align Edges” tool. This new tool works on any element type and really makes it quick and easy to align elements to a base element along the top, bottom, left, right or center.
Got a bunch of text notes that all need to be aligned to the left but were placed manually and look just a little bit sloppy. You can now fix this in no time flat. The new tool is in the “Manipulate” tool box. All you need to do to correct the problem mentioned above is to select the “Align Edges” tool and set the “Align” setting to “Left” in the “Tool Settings” dialog box, then select the text element whose left edge is where you want it, accept it with another data point and then select each element whose left edge you want to align to the left edge of the original element selected. First click moves the selected element to its new aligned position and the next click accepts it. If you make a mistake reset once and the erroneous element moves back to its original position and you continue to select more elements. When the last element you want to move has been processed, accept it with a data point and then reset to start over with a new set of elements or select another tool. Very slick.