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AccuSnap Settings Dialog, General Tab

Contains controls to enable or disable AccuSnap, and to define the way it operates.

General tab of AccuSnap Settings dialog

Enable AccuSnap If on (default), AccuSnap is automatically enabled. When using AccuSnap in conjunction with AccuDraw, you can use the following AccuDraw shortcuts:
  • HU — suspends AccuSnap for the current tool operation. Selecting a new tool or entering a Reset re-enables AccuSnap.
  • HS — turns AccuSnap off or on.
Note: You can also turn AccuSnap on or off from the Snaps ribbon group, by clicking the AccuSnap icon .
Show Tentative Hint If on (default), and the pointer is within the range of the Snap Tolerance, AccuSnap displays the nearest snap point with a cross-hair.
Display Snap Icon If on (default), AccuSnap displays the icon of the current snap mode at the snap point.
Update Statusbar Coordinates If on, the coordinate readout in the status bar updates for each tentative snap point. That is, each time that AccuSnap snaps to a point on an element, or when you click the tentative point button, the coordinates for the snap point appear in the status bar.
Play Sound on Snap If on, a sound is played when you snap to an element.
Hilite Active Element If on, AccuSnap highlights the active element as soon as the pointer is within the range of the Snap Tolerance.

If off, AccuSnap highlights the active element only when a tentative snap point is displayed.

Identify Elements Automatically If on, elements are identified automatically, as you pass the pointer over them.
Enable For Fence Create If on, AccuSnap is active when placing a fence.
Pop-up Info If on, and you pause the pointer over a highlighted element, a pop-up displays information about the element. An option menu lets you define when this information appears.
  • Automatic — Pop-up information appears whenever you pause the pointer over a highlighted element.
  • Tentative — Pop-up information appears only when you manually snap a tentative point to an element and then hold the pointer over any part of the highlighted element.