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# ST7 lines near end points

Hi guys

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.

Cheers

Pete

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## Re: ST7 lines near end points

Pete,

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?

Regards,

Rick B..

## Re: ST7 lines near end points

Hi Rick
Its not snapping to an end point.
I have tried to upload a video from my computer a few times and it always says content unavailable.
I click insert video, browse, upload and wait for the slider to complete. The post preview works fine but doesn't post.
Pete

## Re: ST7 lines near end points

Pete,

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.

Regards,

Rick B.

## Re: ST7 lines near end points

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Hi Rick another try at the video.

It's hard to describe, so hopefully this works.

Pete

## Re: ST7 lines near end points

Hi Pete,

You can turn that functionality On/Off, with the button on the right side of the Home Tab, under Assistants.....called "Alignment Indicator"

Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Limited
Solid Edge ST10 [MP0] Classic [x2 seats]
Windows 10

## Re: ST7 lines near end points

HI Sean

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.

Pete

## Re: ST7 lines near end points

[ Edited ]

Hi Pete,

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.

Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Limited
Solid Edge ST10 [MP0] Classic [x2 seats]
Windows 10

## Re: ST7 lines near end points

Hi Sean

Reducing the locate zone to 3 seems to have solved the problem.

Thanks mate

Pete

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Accepted by topic author pgw200
‎08-26-2015 04:32 AM

## Re: ST7 lines near end points

No worries....glad to be of help.

Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Limited
Solid Edge ST10 [MP0] Classic [x2 seats]
Windows 10