Wondering if this exists in Illustrator.
A tool that allows you to select an anchor point of an object and snap/move it on-top of another point. I cant think of how to do this and there doesn't seem to be any options for it. "Snap to point doesn't work?"

Any help would be greatly appreciated, Thanks.

Diagram showing further into snapping.

^Trying to get green point to snap to the red point.

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    Enable smart guides use white arrow tool to drag the green point (yeah white arrow tool, dont use black)
    – joojaa
    Dec 7 '19 at 21:42
  • If I understood the scenario correctly, Astute Graphic's Colliderscribe plugin should do it. Here's a little preview video: youtube.com/watch?v=hDtqeMzDiwk
    – Joonas
    Jan 1 '21 at 1:57

Following from @joojaa's answer use the Selection tool to select the whole object, then change to the direct selection tool and drag the point to the other point, there is no "smart guide" snapping to anchor point however the cursor will turn white when snapped.

  • Do you want to move the whole green object or just the green point? If you're moving the whole object there's no need to change to Direct Selection tool.
    – Luciano
    Dec 9 '19 at 13:40
  • @Luciano this is not true, if you want to snap your cursor to a point reliably you need to use direct selection tool regardless of wether you want to move full object or not since the selection tool does not snap to points before dragging.
    – joojaa
    Jan 8 '20 at 6:05
  • @joojaa yes it does: hover the cursor around the point until the smart guide label shows "anchor" then drag. I just did. Quite reliable.
    – Luciano
    Jan 8 '20 at 10:06
  • @Luciano not for cases when the bounding box is close to the object border like here
    – joojaa
    Jan 8 '20 at 11:27

This feels trickier than it should be, especially when multiple objects are already on the destination point, but holding down the command|control key should bring success:

  1. Select your green point

  2. On Mac, hold down the Command key


    On Windows, hold down the Control key

  3. Slide it close the the destination point where you want to snap

You can see Brandon Bledsoe's example of how to do this on YouTube.

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