For the example lets say there are two groups of faces. Is there a way to make them face one direction uniformly?
What I've tried so far: Set pivot center for transform as Active Element and transform orientation as Normal. Then select all faces in question with the face to which other faces will align selected last. Then S Z Z 0. Problem is: the second group of faces will (predictably) go out of its place too much:
Is there a way to leave it more or less in the position it was before the transform while making the faces facing the same direction nevertheless?
P.s. I've also tried to create new orientation to apply it to another group of faces (the same S Z Z 0), but a) it will clamp the geometry to a line if applied to the faces and b) it more or less works with vertices but there are problems aligning them to other axis and it is really time consuming.