You can locate or move components in one of the following ways:
Another topic that may be of interest is
Coordinate readouts indicate where a component is placed and
where the mouse pointer is located. Use these readouts to position
and align components manually. The Position readout
shows the position of the selected component as the vector,
y width height]. These values are displayed in units of
pixels, regardless of the coordinate units you select for the component.
The Current Point readout displays the current mouse position in pixels.
The size of this push button is 101-by-38 pixels. The lower left corner of the button is located at x,y = (50,260). The mouse pointer is located at x,y = (156,255).
When you select multiple components, the Position readout
displays numbers for
if the objects have the same respective values; in all other cases
Select one or more components that you want to move, then drag them to the desired position and drop them. You can move components from the figure into a panel or button group. You can move components from a panel or button group into the figure or into another panel or button group.
The position of the cursor when you drop the components also determines the parent of all the selected components. Look for the highlight as described in Add a Component to a Panel or Button Group.
In some cases, one or more of the selected components may lie outside its parent's boundary. Such a component is not visible in the Layout Editor but can be selected by dragging a rectangle that encloses it or by selecting it in the Object Browser. Such a component is visible in the active UI.
See View the GUIDE Object Hierarchy for information about the Object Browser.
Note To select multiple components, they must have the same parent. That is, they must be contained in the same figure, panel, or button group.
Select one or more components that you want to move, then press and hold the arrow keys until the components have moved to the desired position. Note that the components remain children of the figure, panel, or button group from which you move them, even if they move outside its boundaries.
Select one or more components that you want to move. Then open the Property Inspector from the View menu or by clicking the Property Inspector button .
In the Property Inspector, scroll to
Units property and note whether the current
Click the button next to
Units and then change
the setting to
inches from the pop-up menu.
Click the + sign
Position. The Property Inspector displays
the elements of the
If you have selected
Only one component, type the
of the point where you want the lower-left corner of the component
More than one component, type either the
y coordinate to align the components along
to its previous setting, either