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grid snap problems


I am having problems when placing symbols on a grid. They don't always snap to a
grid point unless I first disable most of the intellisketch relationships which
is time consuming. The other problem I am having with grids is that if I stretch
something using grid snap say using a grid with 1/8" spacing and I snap on a grid
point then move over in the x direction say 8 dots on the grid 1" then my lines
will no longer be horizontal, They will be sloped even though I snapped to the grid
using 2 points that were vertically aligned. I have used grids for years when doing
electrical drawings and have never had this problem with other CAD systems. I can
use the step distance box to set a distance and it moves horizontally as instructed
but if I just snap to a grid point the lines are not horizontal anymore. I have
done this while zoomed out far enough to see every dot and knowing that the snap
to grid snap box is highlighted and the results are always the same even when I
have turned off all other Intellisketch snaps and am picking a point in clear space.
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Re: grid snap problems

Larry,
I believe your problem is related to a property on the grid. Solid Edge has
two grid snap methods, (Snap to grid lines or snap to grid points). The
default is set to snap to grid lines. Once you get the hang of the way line
snapping works, it is more robust. If you need traditional grid point
snapping, go to the grid options and set 'Snap to grid' to 'Using points'.
Regards,
Rick B.

Re: grid snap problems


Rick,
I have show grid as points checked and snap to grid points checked, any other ideas?
"Rick B." wrote:
>Larry,
>I believe your problem is related to a property on the grid. Solid Edge has
>
>two grid snap methods, (Snap to grid lines or snap to grid points). The
>default is set to snap to grid lines. Once you get the hang of the way line
>
>snapping works, it is more robust. If you need traditional grid point
>snapping, go to the grid options and set 'Snap to grid' to 'Using points'.
>
>Regards,
>Rick B.
>
>

Re: grid snap problems

Larry,
Grid snapping will take the point at which you grab the object to move and
will move that point in relation to the grid. Use keypoints of the object
and you will have better success.
Regards,
Rick B.