Snapping to Existing Features When Drawing

To access the snapping settings, activate the Digitizer and right-click to access the Options sub menu.

During some operations (i.e. drawing new area or line features or graphically placing a new point feature), the cursor can automatically snap to existing features when you move it near them to facilitate lining up features. This happens by default unless the ALT or V keys are depressed.

Disable Snapping to Features in the Digitizer tool - Disables snapping while digitizing. Pressing the ALT key also causes no automatic snapping to occur.

Only Snap to Area Line and Vertices - Enables snapping, only to Area and Line vertices. P Pressing the V key while digitizing also causes only vertices on existing features to be snapped to.

In the 3D viewer hold down the A key to snap to areas, the L key to snap to lines, and the M key to snap to 3d meshes/ models.

Only Snap to Point Features - Limits snapping to Point features. Holding down the P key causes only nearby point features to be snapped to. This key shortcut is also available when using the digitizer tool in 3D.

Note that you can reverse the automatic snapping behavior so that snapping is disabled by default and holding down the ALT key enables snapping on the Vector Display tab of the Configuration dialog.

Snap to Pixel Center on Raster Layer - When this menu item is checked, and the data contains one or more raster layers, the cursor will snap to the center of each pixel as it is moved around the view. If the user has enabled snapping to vector features, then the cursor will only snap to a pixel center when it does not snap to a vector feature (i.e., no vector features are nearby.)

ADVANCED USERS: You can customize the pixel radius used when looking for a location on existing features to snap by creating/editing the DWORD registry key 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Global Mapper\SnapToPixelRadius'. The default value is 10 pixels. Just create that registry key and provide the distance (in pixels) to search from the cursor location for a location to snap to.

Additional snapping options are available from the Options submenu from the Digitizer > right-click menu.

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