Snapping to a Surface

This procedure describes how to snap an element to a surface.
  1. Select the item you want snapped (that is, moved in relation to another object).  

    Note that in this example, the part has been designed so that the snapping point is not on the part itself (you can see where the snapping point is by observing where the compass is).  The part will retain its position relative to the compass when it is snapped.
  2. Click Snap to Surface.

  3. Move the cursor so that the white plane indicator is on the correct plane and oriented correctly (to point the orientation in the opposite direction, use the Shift key).

  4. Click on the geometry.

    The item's snap point (which, in the case of this example, is separated from the item itself) is snapped to the surface.
  5. (Optional) To orient the part differently, right-click on the compass, and then select Edit.

    The Parameters for Compass Manipulation dialog box appears.
  6. Rotate the compass or change the data in the box.