Draft Snap Grid

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Draft Snap Grid

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


The Draft Snap Grid option snaps to the intersections of grid lines.

Snapping the second point of a line to the grid


For general information about snapping see Draft Snap.

  1. Optionally change the working plane and/or the grid.
  2. Make sure snapping is enabled. See Draft Snap Lock.
  3. If Draft Snap Grid 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 Grid option.
  4. Choose a Draft or Arch command to create your geometry.
  5. Note that you can also change snap options while a command is active.
  6. If required use Draft ToggleGrid to display the grid. The grid must be visible for this snap option to work.
  7. Move the cursor near the intersection of two grid lines.
  8. If an intersection is found the point is marked and the icon is displayed near the cursor.
  9. Click to confirm the point.


See Draft Snap.

  • Several grid preferences are available: Edit → Preferences... → Draft → Grid and snapping.