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Working with drawings - Using the grid, snap alignment and cursor restriction

Setting a reference grid

A reference grid displays as a pattern of regularly spaced lines. You can turn the display on and off, and you can specify how far apart the lines are spaced and their color.

The reference grid extends even over the limits of the drawing, helping you to visualize the boundary of your drawing and to align entities and visualize distances between entities. You can turn the grid on and off as needed. You can also change the spacing of the grid at any time.

To turn the grid on and set the grid spacing
  1. Do one of the following:
  2. Choose Tools > Drawing Settings.
  3. Type settings and then press Enter.
  4. Click the Coordinate Input tab.
  5. Under Change Settings For, choose Snap And Grid.
  6. Under Reference Grid, click the Show Grid check box.
  7. Under Reference Grid Spacing, in the X field, choose the horizontal grid spacing.
  8. Under Reference Grid Spacing, in the Y field, choose the vertical grid spacing.
  9. Click OK.
  10. NOTE To toggle the grid display on and off at any time, click the GRID button on the status bar or press F7.
 
 
  1. Click the check box to enable orthogonal mode.
  2. Click the check box to display the reference grid.
  3. Specify the x and y grid spacing.
  4. Click the check box to enable snap mode.
  5. Specify the x and y snap spacing.
  6. Click the check box to use an isometric snap and grid and the isometric plane
  7. Specify where display the grid
  8. Click the check box to display the grid over the limits
  1. Click the check box to display the grid according to the zoom in
  2. Click the check box to display the grid according to the zoom out
  3. Specify the grid rotation angle.
  4. Indicates the current grid rotation angle.
  5. Specify the x- and y-coordinates of the snap origin.
  6. Click to match the grid spacing to the snap spacing.