The alignment grid, if active, restricts values of coordinates which can be
reached my moving element boundaries (element's
with the mouse in Elements 2D
An alignment grid can be set in such a way, that, for example, it only
provides integral coordinates (each 1 mm) or, for example, at every 10 mm, etc.
Alternatively (or simultaneously) an alignment to already existing coordinates
of the construction (within some snapping distance) can be requested also.
With alignment (snapping grid) turned off movements of
will result in coordinate values calculated by the inverse transform of pixel
coordinates at the mouse position. This transformation can result in numbers
with large number of decimal places which, in most cases, will not correspond to
desired element coordinates.
|Turn Snapping On
|Activates/deactivates the snap and align to grid function.
It overrides the setting of specific alignment options below
|Snap to Grid
|Activates/deactivates the snapping function on alignment
Positions of slignment grid lines can be calculated as follows:
Grid_coordinate_N = Offset + Step • N
where N is of integral type.
|Defines the step of an alignment grid in millimetres. Must not be 0 (> 1.0e-20)
|Defines the starting point of an alignment grid in
|Snap to existing points
|Activates/deactivates the snapping function onto
coordinates of points already existing in the construction.
|Define the distance between the mouse position and
neighbouring point coordinate below which snapping to the point coordinate
will occur. Above this distance no snapping is applied and any arbitrary
coordinate can be reached.
Alignement functions be activated and deactivated from the
menu within Elements 2D window also.
Settings of the alignment grid are saved together with
Elements 2D window,