In the case where you have two sibling elements, how do you snap the edges of one with the edges of the other? Is there some kind of "magnet" mode which you can enable to achieve this behavior, similar to how it works in other illustration software like Affinity Designer, Illustrator and Photoshop? To be completely clear, I am not looking for "snap-to-grid" functionality, but specifically snapping to other existing elements.

Desired behavior (illustrated with Affinity Designer): desired behavior

Current behavior (Figma): figma

  • Is Snap to Objects disabled?
    – MG_
    Commented Dec 25, 2021 at 19:16
  • @MG_ where would I find this "Snap to Objects" option? Commented Dec 25, 2021 at 19:55
  • Figma Main Menu (to the left of the Move tool) > Preferences > Snap to objects.
    – MG_
    Commented Dec 26, 2021 at 0:55
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    Yes, the snap to objects option is enabled. It does, however, not snap to objects as described above. @MG_ Commented Dec 26, 2021 at 19:43
  • I don't know Figma at all- try grabbing the object from a corner point and move it rather than just anywhere on the object. In other vector software this helps with snapping to other objects.
    – Kyle
    Commented Dec 27, 2021 at 0:00

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Objects are snap if they are in the same frame

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