Hi I got a Cube and a Cylinder. What is the fastest way (minimal steps) to move the Cylinder, so the center of the bottom face of the Cylinder will snap to the center of top face of the Cube ?

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2 Answers 2


Three Steps

  1. Make origin of Cylinder at it's bottom face.
  2. Place 3D Cursor on the top face of the Cube.
  3. Move Cylinder (Selection) to 3D Cursor.



2 1/2 Steps

In Object Mode, With Pivot set to 'Active Element', Manipulate Center Points switched On, Snap Off, but set to 'Face' and 'Closest'..

  • Select Cylinder, then Cube, and S,ShiftZ,0
  • If the bottom of the cylinder isn't close to the top of the cube, GZ until it is.
  • CtrlGZ to snap the bottom of Cylinder to the top of Cube.
  • $\begingroup$ But there are so many settings I'd have to undo again, in real life I'd do it @cgslav 's way. $\endgroup$
    – Robin Betts
    Jul 31, 2018 at 14:56

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