Activate Snap Points
1.Do one of the following:
◦Activate the Snap Guides and Points toggle on the Standard toolbar
◦Turn on Snap Points from the Snap Guides and Points drop-down menu
◦Click View > Snap Points
Using Snap Points
Hover your cursor over the element on which you want to see the Snap Points.
The Snap Points appear. Their number and position depend on the options set by you.
See Define Snap Point Intervals, below.
The Snap Points act as a temporary hotspot – you can snap to them with your cursor, and they also serve as Snap Reference points. (See Activate Snap References.) You can start drawing new elements from these points or use them for editing other elements in relation to them.
Snap Points will disappear after about 5 seconds. However, if they are located along a Snap Reference segment, they will remain visible as long as that Reference does.
Note: To have the snap points remain visible until you either place an element or change views: disable the “Autohide Snap points” checkbox in Options > Work Environment > Input Constraints and Guides.
Another way to use snap points is to draw a temporary vector that displays the defined Snap Points.
Click the Snap Guides and Points drop-down menu from the Standard Toolbar.
•Half: Divides an edge into two equal parts.
•Divisions: Divides an edge into the set number of segments. Range: 3-100.
•Percent: Divides an edge into two parts according to the set percentage.
•Distance: Divides an edge into segments that are the set distance apart.
Note: Define your preferred divisions, percentage, etc. in the Snap Point Values Dialog Box.
See Snap Point Values, below.
When using the Percent or Distance interval, you have two further options:
In either case, feedback shows starting point from which the element is marked.
In the appearing dialog box, define the values for your divisions, percentage, and/or distance.
From the Snap Points menu in the Standard Toolbar (or the View menu), choose one of three options for setting your Snap Points:
To customize the color of your Snap Points, use the control in Options > Work Environment > Input Constraints and Guides.