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Tip# 3222 By Shane Wells On 21-Jun-2009
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Categories : Tips & Tools Weekly Archive Tips, 2D Editing
Software type : AutoCAD 2010
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This tip help users chose their desired snap.

Shane Wells sent us this tip for getting instant access to Osnaps.

"Do you ever find that your Osnap settings don’t have the option you need auto selected? Normally you would have to exit your command and reselect your Osnap settings through the Osnap manager, right? No more of this!

"Next time try a CTRL+right click. This will pull up a one-time snap menu for you to choose the desired snap needed."

NOTES FROM CADALYST TIP PATROL: This is a very important tip. You never know when you will need a specific Osnap and you don’t want to move your mouse all over the screen looking for the right button! CTRL+right click is the way to go.


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Comment by Galicki,Ed
Posted on 2009-06-22 14:32:13
I never leave osnap set for anything, since when it is set it acts strangely during certain commands. I use intersect and endpoint more than any other settings so I set my F4 key to do a one time override INT,ENDP. I have been doing this for years. It was better when you could get a keyboard with function keys on the left - since that is where my fingers are at rest - but the top row works OK also.
Comment by Andrews,Kevin
Posted on 2009-06-22 14:56:50
Man I have a lot to relearn when we finally upgrade. I've always SHIFT+right click to pull up that menu and my F3 toggles osnap.
Comment by Galicki,Ed
Posted on 2009-06-22 21:38:29
It was hard for me to find out how to get rid of that OSNAP command under F3, but I finally managed to do it. I bet I hit that F3 a thousand times a day. It was under the old accelerator keys where I first started doing it - now its in that silly CUI somewhere. I still don't think you can beat the old text menu method.
Comment by Anderson,Phil
Posted on 2009-06-22 22:00:43
Acad 2007 shift+right-click & control+right-click does the same thing.
Comment by Dahan,Shimi
Posted on 2009-06-23 03:45:45
Another way to quickly access the snap setting, even during another command is by clicking the middle button on your mouse. By setting the MBUTTONPAN variable to "0" the middle button changes from controlling Pan to accessing the snap settings.

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