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Grid Options

You can display a sketch grid in an active sketch or drawing and set options for the grid display and snap functionality.

The options for grid spacing and minor grid lines per major lines apply to the rulers in drawings as well as to sketching and drawing grid lines.

To set grid and snap options for the active document:

  1. Click Grid/Snap (Sketch toolbar).

- or -

Click Options or click Tools, Options. On the Document Properties tab, select Grid/Snap.

  1. Select from the options described below.

  2. Click OK.


Display grid

Turns the sketch grid on or off.


Toggles between solid and dashed grid lines.

Automatic scaling

Automatically adjusts the display of the grid when you zoom in and out.

Major grid spacing

Specifies the space between major grid lines.

Minor-lines per major

Specifies the number of minor grid lines between major grid lines.

Snap points per minor

Sets the number of snap points between minor grid lines.

To modify grid line colors, set the options from the Color scheme settings list in System Options - Colors.

Go To System Snaps

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