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Displaying EntitySnap Cues

EntitySnap (ESnap) cues help you detect significant geometric points on drawing entities by displaying symbols and tooltips as you move the pointer over ESnap points. ESnap cues work directly with currently active ESnaps – you can configure which entity snap modes are applied.

As the pointer moves a line segment end point within the pointer snap box, a square displays, identifying the active ESnap and its location. Also, an Endpoint tool tip displays, naming the applicable ESnap.

ESnap cues display only while commands that require point selection are active. Only one ESnap is in control for any given pointer position, with the exception of the Center ESnap, where a section of the Circle itself must be within the pointer snap box. If more than one ESnap point is within range, the closest point takes precedence. As the pointer moves closer to another ESnap point, the ESnap cue changes to correspond with the second snap point.

To turn on and off ESnap cues:

  1. Click Tools > Options (or type Options).

    Click Application menu > Preferences (or type Options).

  2. Click User Preferences .
  3. Expand Drafting Options > Display > Pointer Cues.
  4. Select or clear Display ESnap cues.
  5. Click OK.

To set the color of ESnap cues:

  1. Click Tools > Options (or type Options).

    Click Application menu > Preferences (or type Options).

  2. Click User Preferences .
  3. Expand Drafting Options > Display > Pointer Cues.
  4. In the LineColor list, select a color.
  5. Click OK.

To set the size of ESnap cues:

  1. Click Tools > Options (or type Options).

    Click Application menu > Preferences (or type Options).

  2. Click User Preferences .
  3. Expand Drafting Options > Display > Pointer Cues.
  4. Move the Esnap cue size slider to set the pointer snap box size.
  5. Click OK.


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