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Choosing from osnap points "under" the cursor.

A - answer In crowded regions of a drawing, with many crossing lines, it may be difficult to choose (toggle) from the many offered object snapping points (center, intersection, middle, endpoint...).

AutoCAD selects, by default, the point closest to the current pointer/cursor position but you can use the TAB key to select the other osnap points near your cursor - points laying on other entities. This option is available only when the dynamic input is not active, resp. the function "cursor entry" - i.e. when the DYNMODE variable is set to a negative value, or 0, or 2.

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See also:
Tip 10383:The shortest path between two points on a network.
Tip 10332:Missing (closed) status bar in AutoCAD,
Tip 10249:Osnap mode Geometric Center in AutoCAD 2016.
Tip 9786:3D osnaps to planes in point clouds.
Tip 9357:Intersection of a 3D curve with a 3D surface in AutoCAD.


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