Draft Snap Angle

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Draft Snap Angle

Menu location
Draft, Arch
Default shortcut
Introduced in version
See also
Draft Snap, Draft Snap Lock


The Draft Snap Angle option snaps to the special cardinal points on circular edges, at multiples of 30° and 45°. The edges can belong to Draft or Arch objects but also to objects created with other workbenches.

Snapping the second point of a line to the -30° point on a circular edge. The small magenta circles indicate all available special cardinal points.


For general information about snapping see Draft Snap.

  1. Make sure snapping is enabled. See Draft Snap Lock.
  2. If Draft Snap Angle is not active do one of the following:
    • Press the button in the Draft snap toolbar.
    • Hold down the button in the Draft snap widget and in the menu that opens select the Snap Angle option.
  3. Choose a Draft or Arch command to create your geometry.
  4. Note that you can also change snap options while a command is active.
  5. Move the cursor over a circular edge.
  6. The edge is highlighted.
  7. If a cardinal point is found the point is marked and the icon is displayed near the cursor.
  8. Optionally move the cursor closer to another cardinal point to select that point instead.
  9. Click to confirm the point.


See Draft Snap.