Placing Geometry on Objects (Align)

Align an object onto another object, for example, placing an antenna onto a ship.

  1. Select the geometry part that you want to align relative to another part.
  2. On the Transform tab, in the Transform group, click the  Align icon.

    Figure 1. The Align dialog.
  3. Under Source workplane, specify the following:
    1. Under Origin, specify the origin for the source workplane.
    2. Under U vector and V vector, specify the workplane orientation.
    3. Under Rotate workplane, specify the angle to rotate the workplane by.
  4. Repeat Step 3 for the Destination workplane.
  5. Click OK to create align the selected geometry part and to close the dialog.
    Tip: Press Ctrl+Shift at the location of the desired origin in the 3D view.