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Setting entity snaps

You can set entity snaps using any of the following methods:

  • Choose Settings > Entity Snap, and choose the entity snap you want to set.
  • On the Entity Snaps toolbar, click one of the entity snap tools.
  • Type an entity snap command.
  • In the status bar, double-click ESNAP.
  • Press and hold down the Shift key while right-clicking anywhere within the drawing window to display the entity snap shortcut menu, and then choose the entity snap you want to set.

You can also set entity snaps using the Drawing Settings dialog box. To do this, choose Settings > Entity Snap > Entity Snap Settings. The Drawing Settings dialog box is displayed with the Coordinate Input tab active. In the Entity Snap Modes list, click the check box for each of the entity snaps that you want to set.

TIP When you select an entity snap, a check mark appears next to the entity snap in the menu, the associated tool if the Entity Snaps toolbar is active, and the corresponding box is checked in the Coordinate tab of the Drawing Settings dialog box.

To change the size of the entity snap target box

  1. Do one of the following:
    • Choose 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, choose Entity Selection.
  4. Under Entity Snap Aperture, change the value in the Aperture field.
  5. Click OK.
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