How do I turn axis snapping back on?


#1

I have a web document that I somehow shut off the snapping to axis (red, green, blue lines).
I started a new document just to see if it was global or per-doucment and its definitely document specific. Ie. it works again in new documents. How do I turn it back on?
Just to be clear, when I select the rectangle tool for instance, I should be able to hover near an axis line and see it snap with a little point indicator on the nearest axis. Current its ignoring those. Please help. Docs are terrible.


#2

EDIT: Oh I see. First hover over the origin, then move away from it (after you get the “Origin” inference) and then try your axis inference.


#3

Here is a gif of what’s happening. Inference is either confused by near by shapes or there’s a bug. I started this project over and snapping worked again. Over time it just stops. http://www.giphy.com/gifs/87h2Cp92AAd2xHpN70


#4

I’ve never seen the Line or Rectangle tool snap to an axis line in either the web based version or the desktop client version. Can you make a GIF that shows it working for you? And just upload the GIF here so we don’t need to go to another site to look at it.


#5

A HA! You first response makes sense now. Sorry. You were exactly right.


#6

So as Dan suggested, hover over the origin to get the inference point.

If you don’t want to do that, though, you can place a guideline on the axis by double clicking on the axis line with the Tape Measure tool. The drawing tools will then snap to that guideline.


#7

Good to know. Thanks!