I have problems with auto-layout Shift+A

I often find that when I want to join two or more shapes together with Shift+A, they move apart and I can’t place them together centrally or change their position. I can’t use Auto Layout. Please help me to understand why this happens and how to fix it. Maybe you know some good tutorials on this topic?


When items are in an auto-layout, the auto-layout determines their position. There are adjustments for how far the items are apart from each other, whether they arrange themselves horizontally or vertically, whether they align center, left, right, top, bottom, etc., how much padding surrounds the laid-out objects, etc.

I created a file that explains auto-layout and covers common use cases. It has exercises at the end to apply what you’ve learned.

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