Here’s another way, I think: SmartTrack (ST) lets you snap to the “virtual” midpoint of two STpoints, so just grab the Gumball axis plane indicator for the rectangle and drag it to create a ST point at each line’s midpoint, and the mid between those two points will appear automatically - see vid.
Thank you. This is the solution I was looking for! I still wish it was as easy as Illustrator. Thank you to all who contributed to this.
I’m not sure how it works on Mac, but on Windows the Between osnap is a “one-shot osnap”, and they appear when you hold down the Shift key. I’m sure one of the Mac users will chime in (or take a look in the help file).
Just press the “One shot”-button in the “Object Snaps”-panel. In fact, I always have the one shot option visible - and only switch to “Persistent” if I’d like to change the persistent osnaps (usually only disable/enable “Center” - which gets in the way sometimes).
another quick way of doing this is grouping the two lines (ctrl G) and then aligning everything…
My answer to Chris was regarding the MacOS UI. On Windows you press Shift when hovering over the osnaps panel (the one at the bottom of your first screen shot) - as Jakob explained.
Thanks. I did that. It did work, but man - that’s a lot of work to align an object. This operation is literally one click in Illustrator.
I already tried that. It can still move the two vertical lines during alignment. I want the vertical lines to stay stationary.