Grid and snap to grid

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The grid and specifically snap to grid does not appear to function if you draw rectangles using the rectangle tool.
The first two pints seems in the majority to end on a correct grid line intersection but the last point never ends up on a snap point, ie grid line intersection point.
The snap grid works fine if you only use the line tool.
Also in the Grid Option Dialogue even if the Show readouts is selected the cursor when drawing a rectangle with the rectangle too does not display the cursor position as it is moved to the third reference point.
The first pic attached is my Grid Options Dialogue
The second & third picture shows what I refer to re the fact the cursor does not fully display its location. It is Ok for ref point 1, ref point 2 but after that the values do not alter so you can not use them to position the cursor correctly. Also the last point does not snap to a grid intersection as it is suggested in the Help it should.
The last pic shows that it does not snap to the intersection.
This is highly frustrating and ends up in fiddly adjustment to place the rectangle correctly.
Yes one could use the various dimension tools but they have in themselves oddities which will realign the rectangle. Again tedious fiddly work to rearrange things.
Most of my work is to the nearest mm. Only when it comes occasionally to holes will I go as far as half a mm.
Is there some way to restrict this behaviour?
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Re: Grid and snap to grid

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Change the dimensions to 100 and 200. you have a rectangle the correct size.
You can lock down one of the corners easily using the Lock constraint.
Lock the bottom left hand corner.
Now change the width dimension to 300. The width will grow to the right.


Thanks solves issues.
Now you will need to explain locking a corner.

The rest I follow and makes sense. Now locking a corner will help eliminate what I saw as fiddly issues.

Re: Grid and snap to grid

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The third point of the rectangle command not snapping to the grid is a known
issue and is being resolved.
For whatever reason, your images ate not being attached properly.
Keep in mind that 2D Drafting is a fully associative 2D CAD package.
You are waisting more time trying to draw geometry the exact size instead of
driving it to the exact size.
Here is a simple example:
Make sure that Maintain Relationships and Relationship Handles are turned
on.
We are going to draw a rectangle 100 wide by 200 high.
Simply draw the rectangle. It doesn't matter what size it is.
Place a Smart Dimension on one of the width lines and then one of the height
lines.
Change the dimensions to 100 and 200. you have a rectangle the correct size.
You can lock down one of the corners easily using the Lock constraint.
Lock the bottom left hand corner.
Now change the width dimension to 300. The width will grow to the right.
I seldomly try to draw geometry the exact size.
I draw the basic shape and use dimensions and constraints to push the
geometry where it needs to be.
Regards,
Rick B.

Re: Grid and snap to grid

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Ok solved the corner locking..