# How do I organize this vertically and horizontally

I’m working on a guitar fretboard. Usually the fret dots go in the middle of the fret board, which is easy to figure out in lightburn. But for this particular board I want the fret dots to be dead center on the left half between the edge of the fretboard and the center line. And also dead center between the two frets. Any ideas?

Create the temporary geometry you need, snap the circle to the center of it, and delete the geometry. An X from the two corners of the area in which the Dot is to be centered, should do.

Yes?

Nah, I’d put the construction geometry on a Tool layer and leave it showing.

That way, there’s a faint possibility I’d remember how that circle got there.

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Ahh, come to think about it, I believe that is how I did it originally.

Thank you for the help.

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If you select multiple vectors, the last selected object, is the one that the others align to.

Lightburn does it the same way pretty much any other design program does it.

If you select the fret above and below your mark, and temporarily group them, they will select as a single object.

Then, You can click on your marker to select it, Hold shift and select the grouped frets, and hit horizontal align, then vertical align, then right click and un group objects…

Done!

It’s not necessary to create additional vectors. That also works, and it’s how I used to do it, but the align tool is set up to respect groups, and that makes it really easy to align quickly!

ehhh… maybe.

I’m working on the assumption that the neck of the guitar is tapered. Which means that each fret has a slightly different length, and as a result, the any two adjacent frets when joined at the ends, will not create a rectangle, but instead a trapezoid. Meaning that a simple “horizontal” alignment won’t be accurate (only for the longest length in the fret pair, not the mid length between the two). Hence my suggestion for construction lines that would be totally accurate. Admittedly, I had forgotten about the “tool” layers which could be used to house the construction lines.

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