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Changing the snap and grid angle and base point

The snap and grid are both normally based on the drawing origin, the 0,0 coordinate in the World Coordinate System. You can relocate the snap and grid origin, however, to help you draw entities in relation to a different location. You can also rotate the grid to a different angle to realign the crosshairs to the new grid angle. If the grid is on, and the grid spacing is 0,0, then the grid defaults to the snap spacing.

To change the snap angle and base point

  1. Do one of the following:
    • Click Settings > Drawing Settings.
    • On the Settings toolbar, click the Drawing Settings tool ().
    • Type settings and then press Enter.
  2. Click the Coordinate Input tab.
  3. Under Change Settings For, select Snap And Grid.
  4. Under Snap Settings, click the Snap check box to turn it on.
  5. Under Reference Grid, click the Show Grid check box to turn it on.
  6. Under Snap and Grid Settings, in the X Origin field, type the x-coordinate of the new snap origin.
  7. Under Snap and Grid Settings, in the Y Origin field, type the y-coordinate of the new snap origin.
  8. Under Snap and Grid Settings, in the Rotation field, type the grid rotation angle.
  9. Click OK.

 

 

Default grid and snap alignment.

Rotated grid and snap alignment.

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