FreeCAD - The Alignment Tool

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The Alignment Tool - FreeCAD TurboTute (A series of quick-hit videos on various aspects of FreeCAD.)

This tutorial is an introduction to the alignment tool.
It occured to me that this is a new tool which isn;t immediately obvious to find.
I give a couple of usage examples of the tool and cover most of its functionality at a low level.

Why not have a go for yourself. Experiment and let me know how you get on!

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Target audience - Beginner/Intermediate
Assumed prior knowledge - Basic understanding of FreeCAD and simple commands for manipulating objects and interacting with menus. Watching of previous videos is advised as many earlier concepts are not explained in detail here.

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Software: FreeCAD 0.13 daily build 0784 (Git) running on a 64bit Ubuntu Linux machine.

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