Snap Grid (1..1000) (Draftsman)

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The Snap Grid (1..1000) (Draftsman) dialogThe Snap Grid (1..1000) (Draftsman) dialog


The Snap Grid (1..1000) dialog allows you to quickly set a different interval size for the Snap Grid for a Draftsman document (*.PCBDwf). The Snap Grid pulls the cursor to the nearest point on its defined grid. 

For a high-level look at how the Altium Draftsman Drawing System provides an interactive approach to the creation of production documentation for your PCBs, see Draftsman.


The dialog can be accessed from the Draftsman editor in the following ways:

  • Click View » Set Grid Size from the main menus.
  • Use the G keyboard shortcut.


Enter the grid interval as required.

The entered grid size is reflected at the left-hand side of the status bar.
If entering a snap grid setting without specifying units, the entry will be in the default measurement units selected for the design as determined by the Units setting in the Units region in the Document Options mode of the Properties panel. Specifying units when entering the value (mm or mil) in this dialog will change the default measurement units for the document if not currently the default.
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