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Working with drawings

Using fly-over snapping

Fly-over snapping is a visual aid to help you see and use entity snaps more efficiently. When the Fly-over snapping option is set, progeCAD will display a colored marker at matching entity snap points as you move the crosshairs around the drawing.

Each entity snap has its own type of marker.

Fly-over snap markers


Entity snap


Endpoint Snap


Nearest Snap


Midpoint Snap


Center Snap


Perpendicular Snap


Tangent Snap


Quadrant Snap


Insertion Snap


Point Snap


Intersection Snap


Apparent Intersection Snap

When Fly-over snapping is enabled and multiple entity snaps are on, you can press TAB to cycle through the available entity snap points of the entities covered by the target box. For example, when the Endpoint and Midpoint snaps are set and the aperture box is on a line, pressing TAB will cycle between the line's closest endpoint and midpoint.

To set the Fly-over snapping option
  1. Do one of the following:
  2. Choose Tools > Drawing Settings.
  3. Choose Format > Entity Snap > Entity Snap Settings.
  4. Type settings and then press Enter.
  5. Click the Coordinate Input tab.
  6. Click Fly-Over. The Options dialog box opens to the Snapping tab.
  7. Mark Enable Fly-Over Snapping to turn on fly-over snapping.
  8. Set the fly-over options, including the color, size, and thickness of the snap marker.
  9. Click OK.
  10. Click OK again.
  11. NOTE For details about the various fly-over snapping options, See Changing the options on the Snapping tab.