I'm new to Blender but used to work in Softimage and Maya for many years. I have a few questions:

  1. Is there a way to turn on snapping, so that when I move my selection it will keep snapping to whatever comes close to what I have selected (fx the grid or vertices on an object)?
  2. Can I enter numerical values for global position for origin points and 3d-cursor?
  3. Can the 3d-cursor snap to the grid, vertices etc.?
  4. Can I adjust things like an objects resolution (fx the number of segments and rings on a sphere) at a later point, or are they lost, once the object is created? Ps. I am familiar with the box that pops up, when an object is created, but it disappears again, and there doesn't seem to be a way to get it back later on.
  5. Feature request: It would be nice to be able to enter the number of subdivisions on a plane and a cube upon creation, like you can for fx a sphere. Ps. I am familiar with the 'Loop Cut'-feature.
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    $\begingroup$ Please only ask one question at a time in future. That makes it much easier for subsequent users of this forum to search for answers. I'll just answer your first point below. $\endgroup$
    – John Eason
    Dec 18, 2021 at 10:41
  • $\begingroup$ Incidentally there are no Blender developers here so this is not the place to ask for feature requests. The correct place is the Right-Click Select web site. $\endgroup$
    – John Eason
    Dec 18, 2021 at 11:19

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Snapping feature is accessible from the top middle menu in the 3D viewport, as shown in the screenshot below.

  • the magnet button toggles snapping on an off.
  • the drop down button next to it lets you configure snapping behaviour.

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Setting position of 3D cursor

This can be done under the View tab in 3D viewport.

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Snapping the 3D cursor

Shift + S keyboard opens a pie menu with options to snap the 3D cursor.

To snap to an object: Select an object, or a vertex, edge or face in edit mode, then choose Cursor to selected in the pie menu.

To snap to the grid: Shift + Right-click next to the grid point on which you would like to snap the cursor to. This places the 3D cursor next to it. Then in the pie menu, select Cursor to grid option.

  • $\begingroup$ Thanks a lot for a quick and very useful answer. That was a big help :-) $\endgroup$
    – storepeter
    Dec 18, 2021 at 12:41

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