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Please enable the ability to force a locked layer to become a snapping candidate. Often times I lock layers so I don't accidentally edit them, but periodically I still want to snap other objects to them.

 

A suggestion would be to hover over a locked layer while holding Alt (to ignore the fact that it's locked) to add that layer to the snapping candidates.

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Hi Tristan Biesecker,

This is already possible. Please check that you have Snap to object bounding boxes (and optionally Include bounding box mid points) enabled in the menu View ▹ Snapping Manager...

Also enable Show snapping candidates so you can see which objects are being currently considered as snapping candidates (those are the objects you can align your objects to. You can identify them by a purple outline). If the object you want to align to isn't considered a snapping candidate, mouse-over it for a few seconds while still dragging your object until a purple outline appears. From that moment you can align it with that object too.

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Hi Tristan Biesecker,

This is already possible. Please check that you have Snap to object bounding boxes (and optionally Include bounding box mid points) enabled in the menu View ▹ Snapping Manager...

Also enable Show snapping candidates so you can see which objects are being currently considered as snapping candidates (those are the objects you can align your objects to. You can identify them by a purple outline). If the object you want to align to isn't considered a snapping candidate, mouse-over it for a few seconds while still dragging your object until a purple outline appears. From that moment you can align it with that object too.

 

 

Hi MEB, I think there's a misunderstanding. I mean that I would like to be able to snap to a locked object (that isn't already a snapping candidate) without unlocking that object first, by holding down Alt+hovering over the object to force it to become a snapping candidate. Currently, when I have a non-snapping-candiate object that is locked, I have to unlock it first before the standard procedure of hovering over it with the mouse adds it to the snapping candidates list. Unless there is something that I am missing? FYI, I have everything checked in the snapping manager (I like snapping ok).

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Hi Tristan,

I'm sorry. My bad. That's not possible yet.

I believe Ben is already preparing some improvements to the way snapping candidates work but i don't have much details yet.

Hopefully this will be addressed too.

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