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I've been working with a file for 2 hours. I have everything related to snapping turned on, and when it actually happens, it's great. Sometimes it doesn't and I can't see why. I've changed no settings. I'll move an object or group closer and closer to a line - which is a snappable item - and AD lets me breeze right past it.

Is there something I'm missing?


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Try turning off some of the snapping options that don't apply to whatever you want to snap the object to. With all of them turned on, it can take a while for the app to sort through them all & decide what it should snap the object to.


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On 1/11/2019 at 3:54 AM, MEB said:

Hi VectorCat,
Can you record a clip of the issue and post/upload the file you are working with? I can provide a link if you wish to keep the file private.

I'd like that, MEB..private link to upload to..I think it could help the community. I just took the other respondent's advice, tried the move s-l-o-w-l-y and it didn't help...object still didn't snap to certain lines, nor were those lines "called out" by AD as being snappable. Strange..earlier in the day yesterday, it worked beautifully.


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I think I will try experimenting with candidates settings. I'm wireframing a website and so my grid is on a layer underneath all else and that relationship needs to be that way.

thank you for the suggestion, Simon

Edit: I changed the candidates to "All layers" - this might work well in this particular document because I shut off all layers/groups except for the page "chrome" and the layer I'm working on. 

Were all layers visible, I could see how AD would have fits trying to calc all the many candidates to show, and I don't think it would be much fun for the artist to try to tweeze the way through the potentially hundreds of candidates being shown, either!


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