I have downloaded the Blender 2.8 Alpha2 from the 21 September 2018.

There I tried to snap my object to the current visible grid. This was supported in 2.79. Also the documentation of 2.79 confirms the behaviour.

Blender snapping documentation 2.79

All the GIFS were made with factory settings. I hold CTRL for snapping while moving the Object. I made no changes to the settings or else.

So this is how it looks in 2.79 enter image description here

And this is 2.80 alpha 2 enter image description here

So, does anyone know if this will be part of 2.80 later? Or is this change intentional?

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    $\begingroup$ I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because this is about a version of Blender still in development. $\endgroup$ Sep 22, 2018 at 18:02
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    $\begingroup$ I agree that this behaviour is not guaranteed to stay until the final release and so this question may become off-topic. @Karotte, you could try submitting an idea to blender.community/c/rightclickselect since, if I'm not mistaken, the bug tracker is not currently accepting 2.8's bugs except for crashes. $\endgroup$
    – Nicola Sap
    Sep 22, 2018 at 18:08
  • $\begingroup$ Thx for the advice. I hoped that there is may a new option which i overlooked ;) $\endgroup$ Sep 22, 2018 at 18:22
  • $\begingroup$ The blender developers are currently working on it $\endgroup$
    – Nicola Sap
    Oct 3, 2018 at 15:32

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Update 3 Oct 2018: the behaviour is going to change

«Yes! This has been reported and it will be worked on soon»

Pablo Vazquez (a Blender developer) in the comments to this video

Well, technically also in 2.8 the snap uses the grid being displayed. It's just that the grid no longer changes its refinement when changing zoom level: the smaller grid lines only get dimmer and dimmer but are still there.

enter image description here

(no matter how much I zoom out, there is always a grid refinement level as fine as my cubes)

Anyway, I agree with you that when the "centimeters" have gotten too dim to be useful to all intent and purposes, the "decimeters" should become the "main" snapping increment and so on.


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