Draft Snap Intersection

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Draft Snap Intersection

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


The Draft Snap Intersection option snaps to the intersection of two edges. The edges can belong to Draft or Arch objects but also to objects created with other workbenches.

This snap option will also find apparent intersections of (extended) straight edges if Draft Snap WorkingPlane is active as well.

Snapping the second point of a line to the intersection of two edges


For general information about snapping see Draft Snap.

  1. Make sure snapping is enabled. See Draft Snap Lock.
  2. If Draft Snap Intersection 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 Intersection 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 one of the edges that intersect.
  6. The edge is highlighted.
  7. Move the cursor over the other edge.
  8. The edge is highlighted.
  9. If an intersection is found the point is marked and the icon is displayed near the cursor.
  10. If the edges have multiple intersections: optionally move the cursor closer to another intersection.
  11. Click to confirm the point.


See Draft Snap.