Attached my skp file. Hopefully it opens in the view I was in when I saved. It should be zoomed in on new component “Foo” next to a table leg – that component cannot be aligned to the leg solely by moving.
@Box, re: guess. That was my initial intuition too, i.e. that somehow the two components have been designed on a separate snap-grid. But I’ve been on 1/16" all along the design. Although that’s increasingly difficult to prove, given the amounting photo and sketch-file evidence that this gap is measurable to non-nil.
@Box, re: 2nd concern, how I “move”: I use the select tool (‘space’), click the component (usually in the middle of a visible face), make sure that all the faces, edges, and vertices of the component are selected at once (as opposed to a single edge, or face), use the move tool (‘m’) , and drag the selection along one of the axes. I often type in the amount I want once the direction is set + ‘enter’.
Update: I thought at first that changing the precision from 1/16" to 1/64" in the “Display” menu didn’t do anything, but it turns out that displayed measurements on screen are only refreshed if the mouse cursor passes over the main panel. So, it turns out that, my screenshot’s
0" turns into
1/64" if I bump up the “Display->Model Info->Precision” to
1/64". => The distance between the components is indeed >
However, it remains that I can’t suppress the 1/64th gap solely by moving the components. My objects’ movement appears to be stuck in
1/16" quanta, regardless of the model Info’s precision setting.
I’m new to this program, needless to say. But I would have expected sub-granularity distances to display as
~0" instead of
0", like it does in so many other places.
alignment_offset.skp (641.0 KB)