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Skill Level Beginner
- [Instructor] This one's a productivity tip for designers creating something from scratch. When you're about to get the hang of sketching in Fusion 360, you will be feeling a bit of discomfort with the cursor snapping on the grid and when you're moving items, it moves incrementally. Let's enter Sketch mode. I'm going to hit L for line and let's sketch on our X-Y plane. By default, Snap to Grid is enabled in Fusion 360. So notice, as I move my cursor, it snaps to the grid's intersection. Moving forward, I'm going to drop our first point, so left click at this intersection. Let's move to the left and create a horizontal line. Left click here and hit Escape. I know this is perfectly horizontal 'cause I'm seeing a horizontal constraint. To disable Snap to Grid, simply head to navigation bar and display settings here at the bottom, heading to Grid and Snaps. And disabling Snap to Grid. Now, depending on the use case, you can head to Grid Settings, head to Fixed and input your desired values for major grid spacing, minor subdivisions and the reference numbers to be visible. Heading back to Adaptive and selecting OK. Let's disable Snap to Grid. Head back to our line. Selecting our line. Hitting M for move. Let's move our horizontal line down, so selecting this arrow. So notice as I move down, it moves by five incrementally. In addition, if we grab the rotate handle, it's also rotating by five incrementally. To disable this setting, we need to go back to navigation bar and Display Settings. Under Grid and Snaps simply disable Incremental Move. Now depending on the use case, you may set increments to be fixed. Heading back to Adaptive. Selecting OK. And let's disable Incremental Move. By disabling these settings, you will have a smoother action in Fusion 360.