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Snap Settings

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 be adjusted.

To edit snap settings:

1.   Click Settings and Snap Settings.

2.   Modify the settings as needed and then click the OK button.

landscaping software snap and grid settings dialog

Enable snaps
Click the Enable snaps checkbox to enable or disable all position-based snapping.

Grid
Click the Grid checkbox to enable or disable grid snapping. When grid snapping is enabled, objects and points will snap to the grid intersections.

Point
Click the Point checkbox to enable or disable point snapping. When point snapping is enabled, objects and points will snap to the points of nearby shapes.

Edge
Click the 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
Click the Midpoint checkbox to enable or disable midpoint snapping. When midpoint snapping is enabled, objects and points will snap to the midpoints of nearby shape edges.

Perpendicular
Click the 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 edge.

Show tooltips
Click the 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.

Snap tolerance
The Snap 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.

Snap angle
Enter the desired rotation angle in the Snap angle field. The snap angle determines what angles objects will snap to when they are rotated.

Show grid
Click the 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.

Grid size
Enter the desired size of each grid square in the Grid size field. The grid size is measured in feet or meters.

Major line every
Enter 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.

Grid color
To change the color of the grid, click the small color swatch that displays the current grid color.

Tips:

      All 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.

      The 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.

      Angle snapping can be quickly enabled or disabled by pressing Ctrl + A on your keyboard.