I am wondering if someone can explain why this happens.
I have attached a short movie in which I attempt to draw a line from the end point of a rectangle to a point very close to the end point of another rectangle. When I move the cursor around the end point, the line jumps up and down as if it is trying to decide a relationship problem.
This happens when the line is not quite at 90 deg.
When the line is drawn at 90 deg the problem does not occur.
I am curious why this happens.
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For some reason the video is not available so I cannot see the video.
Could it be that you have Grid snapping turned on and the line endpoint is jumping to the snap positions of the grid?
When you are placing geometry you can snap directly to keypoints of other geometryas you have seen. It will also snap to horizontal and vertical projections of those keypoints. It does this for algnment without having to actually connect.
When you are placing geometry that you want connected to keypoints of other geometry, you can also use the keyboard inputs (m,i,c,e), which mean mid point, intersection point, center point, and endpoint. So if you want to force connection to an endpoint just hover over a piece of geometry and press 'e'. It will connect to the closest end point.
You can turn that functionality On/Off, with the button on the right side of the Home Tab, under Assistants.....called "Alignment Indicator"
Thanks for the reply.
I don't want to turn the alignment indicator off.
It's not a big problem but I am curious why the line projects itself beyond the cursor when I get close to an end point and the line is on a small angle.
It only seems to happen when the itellisketch parallel is turned on.
There are settings in "IntelliSketch" that controls that...
...also could be partly the cursor selection area, or "Locate Zone" is too big for the elements [or level of zoom] you are working with.