Since Blender doesnt have a dedicated interactive tool to merge/weld vertices (and edges) what is the method most suitable for the job ? I understand The Vertex slide doesnt support snapping (to Vertex) so its a bit unrefined. I think it could be a great replacement to a dedicated merging tool if snapping would work with it. But is any difference between these two methods when the two vertices share the same edge ?
Also to make this even more refined and to work like Maya great target weld tool , Auto Merge could serve some extra options like Merge At Lats, At First, At center, At cursor or Collapse.
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