Snap to points on a circle

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Snap to points on a circle

Postby ericsopa » Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:49 pm

A circle has 5 points (top, bottom, left, right, center)
How do I snap to one of the four points on the perimeter of a circle?
(It appears that snapping is only allowed to the center of a circle)
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Re: Snap to points on a circle

Postby Clive » Wed Jan 18, 2012 3:30 pm

ericsopa wrote:A circle has 5 points (top, bottom, left, right, center)
How do I snap to one of the four points on the perimeter of a circle?
(It appears that snapping is only allowed to the center of a circle)


Hi ericsopa

You could either:

1. Use "reference" snap (keycode- SR) available from snap options (in Pro version 3 - not sure in Version 2 or community version?) - * make sure to select the correct snap mode you need after "reference" snap!

Or

2. Draw "temporary" lines (2 points - on new or same layer) from top to bottom and left to right on your circle, then you can use these points to "snap" to the intersections to do your work;
and finally delete temporary lines, hide/remove layer!

Hope this helps :wink:

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