Align to Normal

Align selected objects to the normal of another object (for example, a face).

If the object that you want to align has construction history, you need to select Edit > Collapse Construction.
  1. Select one or more objects.
    • To select multiple objects, use box selection or hold down Ctrl while clicking the objects.
    • To chain select in the Model Browser, hold down Shift while clicking the names of the objects.
  2. Open the Move tool:
    • Press W.
    • From the Home tools, click the Move icon.

  3. In the Control Panel, select Align to Normal.
    In alignment mode, the manipulator disappears, and intersecting red, green, and blue lines are displayed to represent the x, y, and z axes. The position of the alignment axes depends on the first selected object.
  4. Press Ctrl and select objects to align to the normal of another object.
    Tip: You can align to a face and orient the object to that face.
  5. Right-click and mouse through the check mark to exit, or double-right-click.