To display dynamic guides

1 With dynamic guides enabled, click a drawing tool.

2 Move the pointer over and then off a node, center, quadrant, or text baseline snap point of an object.

3 Repeat step 2 with other objects to display other dynamic guides.

The snap points you point to are registered in a queue and used to create dynamic guides.

You can also

Do the following

Display a dynamic guide that is a tangent to an object's edge

Move the pointer over an object's edge. When an edge snap point becomes highlighted, press H. Next, as if you wanted to draw a tangent, move the pointer off the snap point until the dynamic guide appears.

Display a dynamic guide that is perpendicular to an object

Move the pointer over an object's edge. When a snap point becomes highlighted, press U. Next, as if you wanted to draw a perpendicular line, move the pointer off the snap point until the dynamic guide appears.

You can also

Do the following

Display a dynamic guide that is parallel to a Click Tools > Dynamic guides setup, and line segment ensure that the Generate parallel guides check box is enabled. Start to draw a straight line, and then move the pointer over the edge of an existing line segment to register the angle. Next, as if you were drawing a line parallel to the line segment you just pointed to, move the pointer back until a parallel dynamic guide appears. "Vou can use the 2-point line , *, Multipoint line .-*, or 3-point rectangle m tool to display parallel dynamic guides.

Display a dynamic guide that is an extension Click Tools > Dynamic guides setup, and of a line segment ensure that the Extend along segment check box is enabled. Move the pointer over an end node in the line segment. When the snap point becomes highlighted, move the pointer as if you were extending the line segment; continue to move it until the dynamic guide appears.

The node, center, quadrant, and text baseline snap points appear only when the corresponding gravity modes are activated. For more information about snap points and gravity modes, see "Gravity snapping" on page 45.

To avoid displaying too many dynamic guides, you can clear the queue of points at any time by clicking in the drawing window or by pressing Esc.

You can use the snap points you registered to display intersecting dynamic guides. To do this, display a dynamic guide and then move the pointer along it to where an intersecting dynamic guide would display from a registered snap point.

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