This method snaps to the intersection of two grid lines, if the grid is visible.
Snapping the second point of a line to the visible grid
How to use
- Make sure Draft ToggleGrid is turned on.
- Make sure Draft ToggleSnap and Snap Grid are turned on.
- Choose a Draft tool to draw a shape.
- Move the cursor near the intersection of two grid lines until the snap symbol appears.
- Click to attach your new point.
Setting the grid
Before using the grid, make sure your units are set correctly in the menu Edit → Preferences → General → Units. For example, "MKS (m/kg/s/degree)" is good for dealing with distances typical in modelling buildings; "Standard (mm/kg/s/degree)" is good if you need to model details in smaller parts; setting 4 decimals is good to consider small fractions of a meter or millimeter.
Make sure you use Draft ToggleGrid to show a grid with enough resolution for your modelling needs. You can change the grid properties in the menu Edit → Preferences → Draft → Grid and snapping → Grid. For example, lines at every 50 mm, with major lines every 20 lines, and 1000 lines in total (the grid covers 50 meters) is good for modelling buildings; use lines at every 1 mm and 1000 lines in total (the grid covers 1 meter) if you are modelling small parts.
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