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Mat Caird

object snaps that work

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Object snaps that work with hybrid objects would be good.

Drafting is meant to be accurate, and VW's snaps are actually not very good once 3d objects are introduced.

Sorry to be so blunt, but, for example, use the rular tool to measure from the corner of a wall to the reveal created with a wall opening. It's impossible....How does a draftsperson dimension the opening? By guessing?

And for what it's worth, if NNA do want to improve the function of snaps, here's a tip; the snap should be to the vertex that is drawn on the screen, not some point in 3d space either closer to or further away from the user, (which is what AutoCAD does) If it can be drawn on screen, then the vertex can be snapped to SURELY??

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I have long since given up using the ruler tool in favor of the rectangle tool and it's derivatives for measuring. The snaps and all of VW's smart cursor attachements will occasionally not work just when you really need them. Back to the basics, I use "ghost" lines, make parallel templates etc. Just like the good ol days with the vellum and graphite.

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