Whenever I try adding a new object in my scene, it always starts off facing towards the user perspective. How can I make it so that it's aligned to the grid (like the default cube) rather than my view without rotating the object?

Here is a cube that I just added using Shift-A. Unlike the default cube, it faces where my view port is pointing. User perspective facing shape when adding

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You can adjust it in the Preferences>>Editing>>Objects.

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Or instantly at the lower left corner of the 3D View when you add new models. As Gorgious said in the comment section. enter image description here

  • $\begingroup$ That did the trick, was not aware of this setting, thank you! $\endgroup$
    – kunaynay
    Commented Mar 10, 2020 at 18:49
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    $\begingroup$ @kunaynay Alternatively when you create the object, unfold the panel in the lower left of your viewport and you can check/uncheck it there, along with some other options $\endgroup$
    – Gorgious
    Commented Mar 10, 2020 at 19:12

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