Subject: Changing the snap and grid angle and base point

The snap and grid are both normally based on the drawing origin, the 0,0 coordinate in the World Coordinate System (WCS). You can relocate the snap and grid origin, however, to help you draw entities in relation to a different location. You can also rotate the grid to a different angle to realign the crosshairs to the new grid angle. If the grid is on, and the grid spacing is 0,0, then the grid defaults to the snap spacing.                 

To change the snap angle and base point

   1   Do one of the following to choose Drawing Settings ():      

   On the ribbon, choose Application button > Drawing Utilities; Home > Drawing Settings (in Utilities); or Tools > Drawing Settings (in Manage).

   On the menu, choose Tools > Drawing Settings.

   On the Tools toolbar, click the Drawing Settings tool.

   Type dsettings and then press Enter.

   2   Click the Coordinate Input tab.

   3   Click the Snap and Grid tab.

   4   Click the Snap On check box to turn Snap on.

   5   Click the Grid On check box to turn Grid on.

   6   In Snap Basepoint, type the x-coordinate and y-coordinate of the new snap origin.

   7   In Rotation, type the snap rotation angle, which also changes the display of the grid.

   8   Click OK.

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