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'X Snap' and 'Y Snap' allow you to grab the X co-ordinate and the Y co-ordinate of existing Snap points (End, Mid, Cen, Int etc.) separately. This feature can be used in any drawing function that requires a point to be specified on the drawing.

The functionality provided by this 'X Snap' and 'Y Snap'  can also be achieved using the IntelliSnap feature which uses the cursor position rather than keyboard keys.

'X Snap' is activated by hitting the x key key and 'Y Snap' by hitting the y key key when positioned over an existing Snap point (End, Mid, Cen, Int etc.). You can use these functions together to define a new point or entirely independently of each other. Three diagrams at the bottom of this page demonstrate this.

When 'X Snap' is active a dotted vertical line will be dynamically displayed between the point selected and the cursor, this is showing that the 'X' co-ordinate is temporarily locked to that point. The 'Y' co-ordinate of the new point can now be selected by clicking on another point. Similarly when 'Y Snap' is active a dotted horizontal line will be dynamically displayed between the point selected and the cursor, this is showing that the 'Y' co-ordinate is temporarily locked to that point. The 'X' co-ordinate of the new point can now be selected by clicking on another point.

'X Snap' and 'Y Snap' can be used together to define a point. i.e. (In any order) Hit x key over an existing Snap point to the 'X' co-ordinate, then y key over an existing Snap point to the 'Y' co-ordinate and you will see horizontal and vertical dotted lines drawn from the points selected to the proposed new point, click anywhere in the drawing area to accept the position.

Hitting x key when NOT over an existing Snap point will cancel/unlock the current 'X Snap', if no 'X Snap' is active it will have no effect.

Hitting y key when NOT over an existing Snap point will cancel/unlock the current 'Y Snap', if no 'Y Snap' is active it will have no effect.

 

x snap example

Draw a line where 1st end point uses 'X' of another point

 

Step 1: Position over P1 and hit X Snap and Y Snap | Draft It Cad Software Help.

Step 2: A dynamic dotted line shows locked 'X'. Move to required 'Y' position and click.

Step 3: Move to required end point and click.

Step 4: Shows result.

 

 

y snap example

Draw a line where 2nd end point uses 'Y' of another point

 

Step 1: Position at required start point and click (P1).

Step 2: Position over P2 and hit X Snap and Y Snap | Draft It Cad Software Help.

Step 3: A dynamic dotted line shows locked 'Y'. Move to required 'X' position and click.

Step 4: Shows result.

 

 

X Snap and Y Snap example

Draw a line where 1st end point uses 'X' of one point and 'Y' of another

 

Step 1: Position over P1 and hit X Snap and Y Snap | Draft It Cad Software Help.

Step 2: A dynamic dotted line shows locked 'Y'. Position over P2 and hit X Snap and Y Snap | Draft It Cad Software Help.

Step 3: .A second dynamic line shows locked 'X'. Where the two dotted lines join is the proposed point. Click anywhere to accept the position.

Step 4: Move to other required line end point and click. Shows result.