# Aligning vertices in Blender

## Contents

## Overview

You may need to align vertices in Blender, either along a line or on a flat surface, but there is no "Align" function in Blender. This mini guide will tell you how to do it.

This tutorial assumes that you have a basic knowledge of Blender. If that is not the case I recommend you to read and practice with these tutorials Blender 3D: Noob to Pro

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## Align vertices in Blender

### Align vertices along a line

You are working on a mesh and you need to align some of its vertices along a line. The steps to follow are:

- in Edit mode select the vertices you want to align as shown in picture
*Aligning vertices along a line* - Select the menu option
*Mesh -> Transform -> Scale on Axis*and then the axis that is perpendicular to the line you want to draw with the vertices (in the example, that is the X global axis, the red arrow). - Press the 0 (zero) key and then press Enter.

The selected vertices are now aligned forming a line perpendicular to the X axis as shown in picture *Aligned vertices*.

### Align vertices on a plane

You are working on a mesh and you need to align some of its vertices on a plane. The steps to follow are:

- in Edit mode select the vertices you want to align as shown in picture
*Aligning vertices on a plane* - Select the menu option
*Mesh -> Transform -> Scale on Axis*and then the axis that is perpendicular to the plane you want the vertices to be on (in the example, that is the Z global axis, the blue arrow). - Press the 0 (zero) key and then press Enter.

The selected vertices are now on a plane perpendicular to the Z axis as shown in picture *Vertices on a plane*.