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Sketch Snaps

Sketch Snaps

Tool

Description

End points and sketch points

Snaps to the end of the following sketch entities: lines, polygons, rectangles, parallelograms, fillets, arcs, parabolas, partial ellipses, splines, points, chamfers, and centerlines. Snaps to the center of arcs.

Center Points

Snaps to the center of the following sketch entities: circles, arcs, fillets, parabolas, and partial ellipses.

Mid-points

Snaps to the midpoints of lines, polygons, rectangles, parallelograms, fillets, arcs, parabolas, partial ellipses, splines, points, chamfers, and centerlines.

Quadrant Points

Snaps to the quadrants of circles, arcs, fillets, parabolas, ellipses, and partial ellipses.

Intersections

Snaps to the intersections of entities that meet or entities that intersect.

Nearest

Supports all entities. Clear Nearest, to enable all snaps. Your pointer does not need to be in the immediate vicinity of another sketch entity to show inference or snap to that point. Select Nearest, and snaps are enabled only when the pointer is in the vicinity of the snap point.

Tangent

Snaps to tangents on circles, arcs, fillets, parabolas, ellipses, partial ellipses, and splines.

Perpendicular

Snaps a line to another line.

Parallel

Creates a parallel entity to lines.

Horizontal/vertical lines

Snaps a line vertically to an existing horizontal sketch line, and horizontally to an existing vertical sketch line.

Horizontal/vertical  to points

Snaps a line vertically or horizontally to an existing sketch point.

Length

Snaps lines to the increments that are set by the grid, without requiring display of the grid.

To enable Length snaps, press and hold Shift while sketching.

Grid

Snaps sketch entities to the grid’s vertical and horizontal divisions. This is the only sketch snap that is not active by default.

  • If Grid snap is cleared, it never snaps to grid.

  • If Grid snap is selected:

  • Only snaps to grid if Snap only when grid is displayed is selected.

  • Always snaps to grid (even if the grid is not displayed) if Snap only when grid is displayed is cleared.  

 

Angle

Snaps to angles. To set the degrees, click Tools, Options, System Options, Sketch, select Relations/Snaps, and set a value for Snap angle.



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