2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 23, 2012 1:39 PM by uplink777

# Copy and Paste position and size of two different objects

Salutations,

I was moved from main topic in here, a guy named Mylenium suggested I should try it here, so here I am

I have a question, quite a tricky one. Is there any way how can I copy and paste position and size of two objects?

Let's say I have a circle 2 x 2 cm and it's position is y 5cm x 5cm, I have a square of size 3 x 7 cm and it's position is y 0cm x 0cm.

How do I copy and paste in a single command/step the circles position and size to square, so I can get square of 2 x 2 cm and it's position 5cm x 5cm?

Something like copy + paste in place with a different logics. I hope You understand what I want.

I'm doing it now manually, I'm copying size and position of one object to another [ctrl + c > ctrl + v] but it takes quiet a while,

Thank You for any suggestions,

regards

Bryan

• ###### 1. Re: Copy and Paste position and size of two different objects

without copy&paste

try this:

```//swap2objects

var myDoc = app.activeDocument;
if (myDoc.selection.length == 2) {
var obj1 = myDoc.selection[0];
var obj1Bounds = obj1.geometricBounds;
var obj1_Li = obj1Bounds[0];
var obj1_Ob = obj1Bounds[1];
var obj1_Re = obj1Bounds[2];
var obj1_Un = obj1Bounds[3];
var obj1XCenter = (obj1_Re - obj1_Li)/2 + obj1_Li;
var obj1YCenter = (obj1_Ob - obj1_Un)/2 + obj1_Un;

var obj2 = myDoc.selection[1];
var obj2Bounds = obj2.geometricBounds;
var obj2_Li = obj2Bounds[0];
var obj2_Ob = obj2Bounds[1];
var obj2_Re = obj2Bounds[2];
var obj2_Un = obj2Bounds[3];
var obj2XCenter = (obj2_Re - obj2_Li)/2 + obj2_Li;
var obj2YCenter = (obj2_Ob - obj2_Un)/2 + obj2_Un;

var obj1moveX = obj2XCenter - obj1XCenter;
var obj1moveY = obj2YCenter - obj1YCenter;

var obj2moveX = obj1XCenter - obj2XCenter;
var obj2moveY = obj1YCenter - obj2YCenter;

obj1.translate (obj1moveX,obj1moveY);
obj2.translate (obj2moveX,obj2moveY);
app.redraw();

} else {
alert ("Bitte genau 2 Objekte markieren")
}
```

Open a new document, draw 2 objects and run the script. (only tested with Ai CS3)

Good Luck

• ###### 2. Re: Copy and Paste position and size of two different objects

Thank You for Your time and effort! I'll try it as soon as I'm back in Illustrator. I'm stuck with rasters for a few days for now [Photoshop]. Thank You one more time