Automating object snap selection


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Automating object snap selection

The first thing people notice when they start using Object Snaps is that it's a little tedious to have to Shift+right-click for each one. In this lesson, we're going to learn how to automate some of our object snaps. On my screen, I have some abstract shapes. Just for a minute, let's assume I wanted to finish these shapes to create some squares. Well, to do that I'll launch the Line command and I'd like to start my line from the Shift+right-click, Endpoint of this segment and I'd like to draw my line to the Endpoint of this segment and then I'll hit Escape when I'm finished.

As you can see, to finish the rest of these squares, I'm going to have to bring up the Object Snap menu six more times and if I also wanted to draw a line segment that connected the centers of all of these circles, I'm going to have to bring that menu up another eight times. Let's look at how we can automate our object snaps. We'll do that by adjusting a mode setting. I&...

Automating object snap selection
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Automating object snap selection provides you with in-depth training on CAD. Taught by Jeff Bartels as part of the AutoCAD 2011 Essential Training

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