- Snap function automatically moves the mouse cursor to the desired location when selecting nodes or elements or assigning attributes by positioning the cursor around the desired grid, node, or element.
From the main menu, select [View] tab > [Grids/Snap] group > [Snap]
This enables the mouse cursor to find adjacent grid points.
Point Grid is set by Define Point Grid.
This enables the mouse cursor to find adjacent Grid Line intersections.
Line Grid is set by Define Line Grid.
|This enables the mouse cursor to find adjacent nodes.
This enables the mouse cursor to find the center of the adjacent element.
For line elements, you can use the Element Snap Location Control function(View > Grids/Snap > Snap > Snap Control) to adjust the snap location to any desired location.
For example, if you want to snap to a location that is divided into three parts, check on the Element Snap Control and then set it to 1/3.
This feature can be very effective when creating a new line element by connecting it to an arbitrary position on an existing line element.
Fig. Element Snap Control function
|Activate all snap functions.
Inactivate all snap functions.
Click an individual function to turn off certain snap functions.