Last summer, we shipped a preview release of our new Align tool, under the Plugins tab. Based on your feedback, we’ve made some changes, and we’re excited to promote it to a fully-released tool under the Model tab, starting today.
First, we’ve made its design smaller and responsive. You can resize the window to be much narrower.
Next, we added a preview. When your mouse is over the tool panel, you’ll see a yellow bounding box appear around your selection. Based on if you have 1, 2, or 3 axes picked, you’ll see a plane, line, or point indicating exactly where your objects will align.
Finally, we added support for local space alignment so that if you have a rotated object, you can align relative to it. Check out this video to see the preview and local space alignment in action.
We’ll be rolling this out to all users over the next few weeks, but if you’d like these changes immediately, you can manually enable them by going to File > Beta Features and selecting Align Tool Improvements.
Please let us know if you have any questions or feedback.