Position snapping and angle snapping are powerful helpers
that allow you to achieve greater accuracy when designing and editing objects.
When an object or a point “snaps”, it is positioning itself at a point of
interest, such as a grid intersection or the edge of another shape on your
design. Within the Snap Settings menu, each method of snapping can
To edit snap settings:
Click Settings and Snap Settings.
Modify the settings as needed and then click the OK button.
Enable snaps checkbox to enable or disable all position-based
Grid checkbox to enable or disable grid snapping. When grid snapping is
enabled, objects and points will snap to the grid intersections.
Point checkbox to enable or disable point snapping. When point snapping
is enabled, objects and points will snap to the points of nearby
Edge checkbox to enable or disable edge snapping. When edge snapping is
enabled, objects and points will snap to the edges of nearby shapes.
Midpoint checkbox to enable or disable midpoint snapping. When midpoint
snapping is enabled, objects and points will snap to the midpoints of nearby
Perpendicular checkbox to enable or disable perpendicular snapping. When
adding a new shape, if the first point is placed on the edge of an existing
shape, then the second point will snap to the perpendicular direction to that
Show tooltips checkbox to enable or disable the appearance of snap
tooltips. When tooltips are enabled, then a small information box will explain
what is currently being snapped to.
tolerance value determines the distance, in pixels, at which your mouse cursor
will snap to the target. Because distance is measured in pixels, the snapping
tolerance will intuitively adjust to your zoom level and monitor size.
Enable Angle Snap
Click the Enable Angle Snap checkbox to enable or disable angle
snaps. When angle snaps are enabled, objects will snap to the defined Snap
angle when they are rotated.
desired rotation angle in the Snap angle field. The snap angle determines
what angles objects will snap to when they are rotated.
Show grid checkbox to enable or disable the visibility of the
grid. The grid does not need to be visible for objects to snap to it.
Disable grid snap when hidden
Click the Disable grid snap when hidden checkbox to enable or
disable the grid snapping when Show grid is disabled. This option is more
intuitive for new users.
desired size of each grid square in the Grid size field. The grid size is
measured in feet or meters.
Major line every
the desired rate at which darker grid lines appear in the Major line
every field. For example, if the Grid size is set to 1 foot, and the
Major line every setting is set to 10, then a dark grid line will appear
every 10 feet.
the color of the grid, click the small color swatch that displays the current
position snapping can be quickly enabled or disabled by clicking the
Toggle Snaps button found to the left of the screen, or by
pressing Ctrl + G on your keyboard.
visibility of the grid can be quickly enabled or disabled by clicking the
Toggle Grid button found to the left of the screen, or by pressing
Ctrl + I on your keyboard.
snapping can be quickly enabled or disabled by pressing Ctrl + A
on your keyboard.