# Aligning Sketches

After extracting sketches for conversion to a 3D part, you can align the sketches before creating the base feature. The sketch selected first moves to align with the sketch selected second.

To align sketches:

1. Select a line or a point in a sketch to be aligned with another sketch.
2. Hold Ctrl and select a line or a point in the second sketch to which the first sketch is to be aligned.
3. Click Align Sketch (2D to 3D toolbar), or click Tools > Sketch Tools > Align > Sketch.
Example of Aligning Sketches
Two sketches, Top and Auxiliary, are not aligned. The Top sketch is to remain stationary while the Auxiliary sketch moves into alignment.
Select the line indicated in the Auxiliary sketch, then hold Ctrl and select the line indicated in the Top sketch.
 Top sketch Auxiliary sketch

Click Align Sketch .

The Auxiliary sketch moves into alignment with the Top sketch.