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Osnap mode Geometric Center in AutoCAD 2016.

A - answer One of the new features in the AutoCAD 2016 family is the new osnap mode "geometric center" (GCEN). This osnap returns cooridinates of the center of any closed line object (polyline). So you can easily draw connection lines between object centers, or draw centered labels in symbols, parcels, etc.

You can enable the geom. center mode through the status line icon, invoke it with the predicate GCEN, or preset it using the system variable OSMODE (bit-value 1024). Note the different osnap symbol (glyph) from the circle center osnap.

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See also:
Tip 12836:How to suppress snapping when inserting symbols and families in Revit?
Tip 12790:Centered dynamic label (e.g. area label).
Tip 12762:Multiline and vertical text in Fusion 360 sketches.
Tip 12458:How to align/center text and other objects in Fusion 360?
Tip 12403:Get center point of a group of selected objects.

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