CATIA Tip: Drawing Items Snapping to Grid

Here's a quick CATIA fix to help with the (often bothersome!) automatic snapping function in the drafting workbench of any text item or chart. If you click to drag and move for instance, a view name, you’ll notice it will be a very choppy move (even if the Snap to Point icon is deactivated).

Unfortunately, this is not an option that you can turn off but there is a quick fix. Simply hold down the <Shift> key while moving the item.

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Technical Training Engineer<br><br>Trisha has been providing professional training services for Rand 3D clients since 2012. Her extensive experience makes her an ideal instructor for both on-site and online classes for people at all levels, from introductory to advanced. She currently focuses on teaching end users how to effectively use CATIA V5, VPM Navi, and Creo Parametric. She also helps develop and review training material. Trisha has a B.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering from Ohio State University, and she is a Dassault Systèmes Certified instructor for CATIA V5 Part, Assembly and Surfacing modeling.

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