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Grid and Snap

SolidWorks snaps to sketch geometry on the fly. For example, as the pointer approaches a line endpoint, the pointer changes to recognize the endpoint so you can choose to select it.

SolidWorks offers a display grid and snap grid while in sketch mode and in drawings. You can align the grid to a model edge and you can snap to an angle. The grid and snap capabilities are not often used in SolidWorks since dimensions and relations provide the required accuracy.

Grid with snap in a sketch

Grid aligned to a specified model edge

Related SolidWorks Topics

Align Grid/Origin PropertyManager

Grid and Snap Options



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