# Arranging Axes in a 2D Diagram

23.08.2021

## To change the order of axes at the same location (edge, axis origin):

Drag the axis to a different axis whose position it is to take, or drag it to the outside edge of the diagram in order to place it there.

### Using the diagram’s Properties dialog box:

1.If the diagram is in a document or a worksheet, double-click on the diagram to open it.

2.Click Diagram Tools/Design[Object] > Properties.

3.In the dialog box that appears, click on the Axes tab.

4.In the Axes list, select an X or Y axis.

5.Use the Up or Down buttons to move the axis.

### Using the Properties window:

1.Select the axis that you want to move.

2.Enter a different value in the Plot order field of the Properties window. If you increase the value shown, an X axis will appear further down and a Y axis will appear further to the left or, in diagrams with stacked Y axes, further down.

## To display axes at a different location:

Drag the axis to the desired edge of the diagram or to the diagram area in order to place it at that edge or in the axis origin.

### Using the diagram’s Properties dialog box:

1.Double-click on the axis whose position you want to change.

2.In the Properties dialog box of the axis, click on the Position tab.

3.Now in the Position field, choose whether the axis should appear on the left or right edge of the diagram or in the axis origin of an axis for the other direction. If it is a different axis at the same location, you can also specify the Spacing to the previous axis. If you select In axis origin, then in the Assigned axis field specify the axis origin of the axis to be used.

### Using the Properties window:

1.Select the axis whose position you want to change.

2.Select the desired position in the Position field of the Properties window.

## To set the spacing of adjacent axes:

1.Use your mouse to click on the line of the axis that you want to move.

2.Drag the axis to the desired position.

### Using the diagram’s Properties dialog box:

1.Double-click on the axis that you want to move.

2.In the Properties dialog box of the axis, click on the Position tab.

3.Enter the desired value in the field Spacing to the previous axis.

### Using the Properties window:

3.Select the axis that you want to move.

4.Enter the desired value in the Spacing field of the Properties window.

Note:   If on the Axes tab of the 2D diagram's Properties dialog box you selected the option Automatically enlarge axis spacing when axes overlap, FlexPro automatically selects a minimum spacing to ensure that no overlapping occurs when displayed.