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Snap to angle not working anymore :(

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Ive just recently noticed my snap to angle function is only picking up 90° angles.

It used to snap to 30, 45, 60 etc, but now thats no longer the case

I did have a former staff member using my VW for a while just before I noticed it stopped working. Is there any setting that could have disabled this?

(Note: Does this in all projects, new and old, and all workspaces)

Any ideas?


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Double click on the angle snapping button to get the settings.

Make sure Angles from Axes is checked and that it says 45.00°;30.00° in the field after that.



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We had a similar issue, checked and unchecked the snapping and no matter what it was still snapping to 90°.

By chance happened to notice that when the line tool was selected the mode had been changed from unconstrained to constrained.

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My operating system was upgraded yesterday, to macOS Catalina. Before that, my Vectorworks 2019 was angle-snapping fine, and that has gone away. Has anyone else have experience, and could point me in the right direction? Thank you! 

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I am running vw 2017 on catalina since my computer died.  I did not do an instal as the program came with my data.  You cannot install VW2017 on catalina, but it works ok this way.  My data fields do not hold data/no snapping works, which is key to the way I work.  So annoying this constant need to pay the piper, computers not getting noticably faster, programs getting tiny tweaks but no big improvements.  Just a bummer to be forced to replace things for no good reason.


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