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Selection Settings

Selection Settings

Selection Settings

Hi Y'all,

I'm sure this is a no-brainer but I can't seem to find where I can set my selection filter settings to, say, Control Point, Point On Line, and Quadrant only for example.

I've been all thru Customer Defaults but I just don't see it?

~Felicia H.

"Design all things as simple as possible but not simpler."

RE: Selection Settings

I don't think those are controlled through the customer defaults. In the selection bar (top border bar) turn on the snap point and toggle on the options that you want.


RE: Selection Settings

Hi Felicia,

In addition to what cowski points out, there is an all ON or all OFF button for the Snap Point choices (meaning you can turn Snap Point completely off or on in addition to each type of snap point). You may have to make these icons visible if you don't see them already.

Tim Flater
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RE: Selection Settings


Quote (cowski)

In the selection bar (top border bar) turn on the snap point and toggle on the options that you want.

Hi Cowski, OK I'm a little slow apparently... yes that's the only place you can set them and the reason for my frustration is that it seems if you switch them mid-command they are only remembered for that command.

To change the general default snap point filters you have to change them outside of a command. That was so easy it was hard!

Thank you!

~Felicia H.

"Design all things as simple as possible but not simpler."

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