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Questions about snapping; a tool available in many graphic manipulation and layout programmes which enables automatic alignment of objects in relation to other objects or a predefined mesh.

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Avoiding snapping temporarily in Inkscape

In Inkscape 1.1.2 (Linux), I am trying to paint rectangles near to each other without snapping to their corners as I draw them, but Inkscape insists on snapping to the corners. I saw in some answers ...
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Sketchup: copy, paste and snap (at the other end)

In Sketchup, I can copy and paste some structure. Also, I can snap the pasted structure, but I wanted to snap it at the other end. How can I do this? In other words, I can create a sequence of copy/...
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Can we make a circle or any shape with the center at an anchor of another shape?

As the picture shows, I wish to add a circle, and align its center with the anchor point of this curve. I tried to snap a circle to it but it does not work. Thank you!
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Gimp - Why am I unable to snap to the edges of the brush?

When I enable snapping I am unable to snap to the edges of the brush. For example: Is There something that I am missing?
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How can I COMPLETELY disable snapping of vector shapes to the pixel grid in Photoshop CC2023?

I'm trying to understand if this is the correct behavior or if my preferences have been somehow corrupted. I've disabled "Snap Vector Tools and Transforms to Pixel Grid" in the Preferences &...
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Inkscape circle/ellipse : marker for center?

I am moving very large circles in Inkscape, snapping the centers to nodes on another shape (see links below). I have to fish around with the circle to get the snap guide to appear. I have marked the ...
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How to measure or scale object to fit on other's object?

I've got little problem here. Let's see, I want to make pizza slice like object, and I have made it.But when I want to make the object duplicate and rotate, it goes like this I want to know how to ...
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How can I make a tilted rectangle extend so that its rightmost point aligns with the rightmost point of another tilted rectangle?

I know this title is impossible to understand, sorry about that... Here's the actual shape I'm working on: So, I wish that the rightmost points of the 4 horizontal rectangles (circled in dark green) ...
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Hide a single guide in Inkscape

I have several guides in Inkscape that converge in a certain area, making snapping to the one I want difficult. Is there a way to just hide certain guides but leave others visible? I know you can &...
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How to snap to sibling element in Figma?

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 ...
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Snap to custom grid not working

[preferences[not snapping] i'm designing on a square grid in illustrator (made with grid tool) rotated at 45', and i'm having real trouble getting pen tool to snap accurately to the grid. I've turned ...
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snap object bounding box corner to group bounding box corner

I am using Inkscape 0.92. I open a PDF using poppler/cairo import. Then I get a group with a bounding box like this: Now I import an image which also has a bounding box: I'd like to snap a corner of ...
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Smart guides not working properly with custom guides in Illustrator

Here's a video showing my issue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTNAyd7jpAs&ab_channel=niuage I don't think I have any "snapping" enabled, apart from "smart guides", but it ...
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Is it possible to snap to the edge of a stroke in Illustrator?

If I have a line segment with a stroke on it in Illustrator, is there any way to snap to the edges of that stroke instead of the middle? I know I could convert the stroke to a path, but I don't want ...
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How can I make a curve match another curve in Illustrator?

I'm trying to make a very minimalist graphic of a cylinder shape in Illustrator. I've already made the basic shape with a rectangle and two ellipses, and now I'm trying to put a simple highlight on it....
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InDesign: how to disable text frame from snapping to blue grid inside it?

Below is a snapshot showing the problematic text frame. When I resize the text frame, it snaps to the blue grid inside it. That means it goes one block at a time, rather than smoothly. How can I turn ...
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Adobe After Effects layer not snapping sometimes

I have recorded the problem here: https://vimeo.com/454995903 I'm holding down Shift key, and trying to move the layer to snap to the beginning of the other layer. As you can see, I narrowed down the ...
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How to rearrange hexagons to perfectly snap to each other in Illustrator?

first time user here, just created an account. I am making a board game and I'm in the printing phase. I have made some .svg hexagons to act as tiles for the game and now I need to put them on an ...
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affinity designer iPad isometric grid snapping issue

I’m a newbie to affinity and one of the main reasons I got affinity for was its isometric capabilities. Maybe it’s my OCD but my main issue is that shapes and path nodes don’t snap exactly to the ...
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Adobe Illustrator guides not snapping to Bounding Box handles

I can not seem to snap a guide to the handle of a bounding box. Is this not a functionality Illustrator has? Thank you
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How to get a circle to snap its size to a specific radius?

I have a diagonal line and I want it to be the radius of a circle. I can snap the centre of the circle to the first cusp node fine and extend it out from there, but for some reason it won't snap the ...
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Illustrator 2020 Snapping relative to Cursor Position

With the latest Illustrator update, snapping has been all wonky. When dragging objects before the update, I was able to snap the object's edge or center to the guides from the edge or center of ...
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How can I snap to line intersections in Inkscape?

I have two Bezier curves and I want to snap to their intersection. Unfortunately, 'snap to path intersection' only works on actual paths; I can't use it on lines. I decided to test this out on ...
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Snapping Issue in Illustrator - Unable to Move Anchor Points Specifically

I'm not sure how else to describe this - the anchor points are 'snapping' to undesired locations. This has happened many, many times - it's very frustrating. I'll be working in Illustrator and ...
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Align to Center Across Page in Inkscape

When I used Inkscape before, I was able to snap an object so it would align with the center or edge of another object nearby without going into the Align and Distribute window. Now I can't do it ...
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How can I snap points to the grid in Vectornator X?

Using Vectornator X on iPad, I can show the grid, and I can set the grid dimensions for example 20px x 20px. When I draw a point, it does not snap the point to the grid. How can I turn on snap to ...
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Visible Snapping Guidelines in Krita

I want to make the snapping guidelines visible like those in Photoshop for the Krita Digital Art Software. Does Krita have a settings option that I could make use of, if not how can I write an ...
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How do I perfectly align two angled shapes at a specific edge in Illustrator?

I have this basically: Essentially I have a 9-sided shape and a triangle. I want to place the triangle on the side of the 9-sided shape. The triangle is slightly too large, slightly at the wrong ...
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Is there a way, while dragging, to "snap" to the nearest guide?

I'm copy, paste and dragging some group of elements. While I'm dragging, I'd like to "snap" to the nearest guide I've set in the workspace. Else, I need to zoom and move the key arrow to reach ...
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Inkscape: Snap shape center to stroke

I have an unfilled circle on which I want to draw smaller filled circles. I want to make sure that the center of the small circles is snapped to the stroke of the largest one, to ensure harmonious ...
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Illustrator - Snap to path width outer edges and not to point

Happy New Year! I have a quick question, maybe there is a way to do this in Illustrator. I have 2 (or more) paths and I would like to build a stack (one on top of each other), but I also want to keep ...
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Why part of points doesn't snap?

I have a vector shape. Some of vertexes are snap to guides, some not: In snapping, all types of vertexes are turn on: All vertexes looks similar: What is going on here? UPD. With zooming (all the ...
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Snap to the whole artboard when placing an artwork in Illustrator CS6

I am trying to make my artwork that when I place it, it will snap to artboard and taking the whole artboard size. I tried to use a script that will fit my artwork to my artboard but it seems changing ...
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Snap to canvas midpoints in Gimp

What's the best approach if I want to snap to the canvas' horizontal and vertical centre points? Let's say I want to place a guide in the center of both directions for example.
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How can I snap on a line, but not a corner?

Sometimes I want to snap on a line in inkscape, but I do not want to snap on a corner. This happens when I want to draw a line from a rectilinear shape and the line begins on the shape near a corner, ...
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Can I keep a layer visible but prevent it from being snapped to?

I came across a rather annoying issue while working in Inkscape. I'm trying to trace an object roughly (the object isn't a bitmap, it's a path, albeit a complex one) on a layer above it. I'm not ...
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Can Illustrator's Pencil or Brush tool snap to lines and curves while drawing?

I'm using Adobe Illustrator CC 2017. Is there a way to make Pencil or Brush tool snap to its lines and curves while drawing? I'm trying to draw a flower made of petals, and it's very annoying to ...
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How to specify the start & end position of a Linear Gradient?

In Adobe Illustrator CC 2015 I can move a linear gradient as required with help of Gradient Annotator. But I don't see how to specify exact positions. Even more, Gradient Annotator doesn't snaps to ...
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Illustrator - how to snap line to line without magnification?

While using shape-builder tool I always have this problem with lines looking like they fit together perfectly but in fact they're not. Is there a way to snap line to line without zooming so far?
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How to horizontally centre align image frame with of text frame in Adobe Muse for responsive design?

I currently have an image and text both horizontally centre aligned, and I have set both to be responsive. When I change the width of the browser, the text pushes down, but the image is still top ...
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Photoshop: shift+resize (transform) disables snap to grid function?

When I grab any side of an object in transform mode, I can have them snap to a grid (purple line is visible to indicate alignment) but whenever I grab a corner to keep the correct ratio, the shift+...
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Make "Snap to Canvas Edges" the default?

Using GIMP 2.8.22 on Windows. More often than not, I like to have View -> Snap to Canvas Edges checked. How can I make this the default? The only thing I could find is a forum post from 2007 ...
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Sketch: disable snapping to layout rows while measuring distances

In Sketch, there is a measurement tool which works by selecting an object and dragging mouse towards other object while holding Alt key. Is it possible to turn of it's snapping to Layout rows when ...
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Pen tool jumping and not drawing accurately

When I try to use the pen tool in Adobe Illustrator to draw around individual shapes in detail the pen jumps away from where I have selected, as if it is restricted. For example see the image below, ...
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How does object snapping work in Inkscape?

I am trying to understand how the snapping of object translations works in Inkscape. In my experience, objects do not snap to targets in object manipulation mode F1, and neither do their rotation ...
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Illustrator stopped snapping to guidelines

I don't know what I did, but Adobe Illustrator stopped to snap to guides. I draw just rectangle and can't snap it. Maybe it is related that I was experimenting with distributing guides between ...
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How to snap to symbol registration point in Adobe Illustrator?

I have created a Symbol in Adobe Illustrator, starting from the circle with a shadow. Because of the shadow, the "center of mass" of the Symbol does not coincide with the origin. This results I am ...
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PowerPoint 2007: Snapping still happening even after turning off

I'm hoping someone here can help me because it's very annoying and time consuming to get done what I need to accomplish when the program acts up. You'd think that shutting off snap to grid and to ...
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Illustrator vs InDesign snapping

I am wondering why the InDesign snapping and smart guides works like a dream, but when it comes to Illustrator it works so badly. For example when I align stuff with snapping/smart guides etc turned ...
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Issues with inaccurate snapping and line weights

This question is in two parts. First, I'm having trouble with line weights below 1 pt. I scaled a drawing with multiple lines and shapes, most of the strokes scaled to .1pt but the stroke on two ...
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