Draft Snap Grid

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    Draft Snap Grid.svg 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.svg Draft Snap Grid option snaps to the intersections of grid lines. The grid can only be used if the Use grid preference is selected. See Preferences.

    Draft Snap Grid example.png

    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.svg Draft Snap Lock.
    3. If Draft Snap Grid is not active do one of the following:
      • Press the Draft Snap Grid.svg button in the Draft snap toolbar.
      • Hold down the Draft Snap Lock.svgToolbar flyout arrow.svg button in the Draft snap widget and in the menu that opens select the Draft Snap Grid.svg 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. The grid is now displayed if it was not yet visible.
    7. Move the cursor near the intersection of two grid lines.
    8. If an intersection is found the point is marked and the Draft Snap Grid.svg icon is displayed near the cursor.
    9. Click to confirm the point.


    See Draft Snap.

    • To use the grid select: Edit → Preferences... → Draft → Grid and snapping → Grid → Use grid. After changing this preference you must restart FreeCAD.
    • Several other grid preferences are also available: Edit → Preferences... → Draft → Grid and snapping → Grid.