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The Grab Snap Distance

 

The Grab Snap Distance is an area around the cursor.

When you are erasing or editing vectors, the vector you want to erase or edit must fall within the Grab Snap Distance.
When you are drawing vectors or moving grab points and the End Point Snap and/or the Between Ends Snap are on, the vector end point or vector you want to snap to must fall within the Grab Snap Distance.

 

Set the Grab Snap Distance

Ensure that the vector or grab point you are erasing or editing is within the Grab Snap Distance

Ensure that the vector end point or vector you want to snap to is within the Grab Snap Distance

 

Set the Grab Snap Distance

To set the Grab Snap Distance do any of the following:

Press the Period key (the key with > on it) to increase the Grab Snap Distance to the next value up.

Press the Comma key (the key with < on it) to decrease the Grab Snap Distance to the next value down.

Press the 0, 1, 2, 4 or 8 number keys (the ones above QWERTY).

This sets the Grab Snap Distance to 0, 1, 2, 4 or 8 pixels respectively.

Select Vector Edit Menu > Grab Snap Distance.

This allows you to set Grab Snap Distance values between 0 and 32 pixels.

 

Ensure that the vector or grab point you are erasing or editing is within the Grab Snap Distance

When you are erasing or editing vectors the Grab Snap Distance is illustrated graphically by a square around the cursor tip so that you can make sure that any vector or grab point you are editing is within it:

 

Graphic cursor while erasing vectors.

 

Graphic cursor while editing vectors.

 

Pointer cursor while erasing or editing vectors.

 

Guide Line cursor while erasing or editing vectors.

 

As you zoom out the size of the Grab Snap Distance square becomes smaller with respect to the size of the cursor. The square may become so small that you can’t see it at all.

If you can’t see the square or the square is very small, zoom into the image to make sure that the vector or grab point you are trying to edit is within the Grab Snap Distance.

 

Ensure that the vector end point or vector you want to snap to is within the Grab Snap Distance

When you are drawing vectors or moving grab points and the End Point Snap and/or Between Ends Snap are on, the Grab Snap Distance is illustrated graphically by a circle around the cursor tip so that you can make sure that any vector you want to snap to is within it:

 

Graphic cursor while drawing vectors.

 

Graphic cursor while moving grab points.

 

Pointer cursor while drawing vectors.

 

Pointer cursor while moving grab points.

 

Guide Line cursor while drawing vectors.

 

Guide Line cursor while moving grab points.

 

As you zoom out the size of the Grab Snap Distance circle becomes smaller with respect to the size of the cursor. The circle may become so small that you can’t see it at all.

If you can’t see the circle or the circle is very small, zoom into the image to make sure that the vector you are trying to snap to is within the Grab Snap Distance.

 

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