By conover on May 01, 2007
Finally... align and distribute tools are in NetBeans UML. We've had it on the todo feature wish list for some time now and I decided it was a feature that was past due. Being motivated by my own needs for these features, I took a few evenings and finished it off.
If you have NetBeans 6 installed, you can use Plugin action (Tools|Plugins) to get the latest build of the UML Tools and you can start using these new features today.
With elements selected in a diagram, right click on one of the selected elements, select Align or Distribute and one of the six directional actions.
There may still be some refinement to be done, but my initial tests with all the diagrams produced expected behavior.
Toolbar icons are already in the works and filed as an enhancement issue in IssueZilla. If you find any bugs or have any additional enhancement suggestions, please use IssueZilla.