Merge Vertex, Edge or Face

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For Blender 2.83 LTS and newer versions, merging or collapsing elements together in Edit Mode, that is vertexes, edges or faces, is performed from the Mesh menu, upper-left side of the 3D View – Merge has been switched to being a global function rather than a sole attribute of vertex manipulation.

Important: for all versions of Blender 2.8 and above the Vertices, Edges and Faces sub or secondary tier menu options formerly accessible under Mesh (i.e. Mesh » Vertices) are primary menus when Edit Mode is activeVertex, Edge and Face. Note also that for Blender 2.80 up to Blender 2.82 the Merge option is available in the Vertex menu, i.e. Vertex » Merge and not as described below, and that the shortcut to access this also differs; Alt + M (2.80 – 2.82) instead of just M (2.83+).

Merging elements in Blender 2.82
In older versions of Blender 2.8 series merging elements together is accessible under Vertex » Merge Vertices not as discussed below.

Merge (Vertex/Edge/Face)

To merge elements together, first make a vertex, edge or face based selection then from the Mesh menu click Merge (Mesh » Merge) – alternatively press the M key. In the Merge pop-up menu that appears select At First, At Last, At Center, At Cursor or CollapseMesh » Merge » [option] depending on how the selection is to be merged together.

Design note: when merging Blender also performs a ‘remove doubles’ action to remove duplicate element. The options to merge selections together, At First, At Last etc., appear only when Vertex select is the active selection mode when in Edit Mode. In Edge select or Face select different (limited) options are available; At Center, At Cursor and Collapse.

Merging elements in Blender 2.83+
The options to merge elements together in Edit Mode have a dedicated Mesh menu – make a selection then click Mesh » Merge, choosing a target from the available options in the Merge pop-up menu that appears.

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Blender 2.9+ & Merge

For Blender 2.9+ and future versions, Merge is accessible from the Mesh menu as described above. To use, make a selection and from the Mesh menu select Merge » [option]Mesh » Merge » [option], or alternatively press the M key to access to quick menu.

Merging elements in Blender 2.9+
The options to merge elements together in Edit Mode have a dedicated Mesh menu – make a selection then click Mesh » Merge, choosing a target from the available options in the Merge pop-up menu that appears.


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