Align Tool

The Align Tool lets you align objects or groups of objects along the X, Y, or Z axes. You can access it from the Model tab of the toolbar.

Primary benefits include:

  • Aligning the center or edge of multiple objects in one action.
  • Aligning entire Models or parts within them relative to other parts, all while keeping the model intact.
  • Dynamically previewing the point of alignment before confirming.

Mode

You can set the alignment mode to either Min, Center, or Max.

Min
Center
Max
Min
Center
Max

Align In

The World or Local option specifies which relative coordinates to align on. This is especially useful for aligning parts which don't share the same orientation or rotation.

The X, Y, and Z checkboxes let you select which axes to align on. Note that you can select multiple axes in a single alignment operation.

Before Alignment
Max · World Z
Max · Local Z

Relative To

An alignment operation can be relative to either the Selection Bounds or the Active Object.

Selection Bounds

Selection Bounds aligns the selected objects relative to the bounding box around them.

Before Alignment
Min · World X
Max · World X

Active Object

Active Object aligns the objects relative to the last selected object. This object is outlined in orange and it will not move during the operation. While parts are selected, you can switch the active object by clicking on a different object.

Before Alignment
Min · World X
Max · World X