Transformations, aligning


I have a bit problem with transformations. Please correct me if I’m wrong, but as far as I see there’s no option to group shapes and then align them to an other shape. The other question is in case of two shapes how can I highlight the one I would like to align the other. In other words, basically I’m just looking for the ‘align to’ option which I’m really getting used to in illustrator.

Thanks in advance for your help!
All the best,

I’ll think about it. Can you send me a screencast how you would do that in Illustrator (send a link as direct message in the forum)?