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CAD tip CAD tip # 5162:

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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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20.8.2006    10676×  

See also:
Tip 13887:ClosestPt - the nearest point on another curve
Tip 13668:How to create a sphere from 4 points in AutoCAD?
Tip 13653:FPoly - draw fixed-length polylines in AutoCAD.
Tip 13587:Dynamic label of 3D coordinates.
Tip 13495:How to create a full diameter dimension with two arrows?

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