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Cut straight lines with knife tool

How can I get the knife tool to snap to the same spot on another edge to get a straight cut. Here is an example of what I want to do: When the line turns green the cut is straight. How can I do this ...
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How to change the snapping increment in different units?

I would like to know how to change the increments used for snapping transforms. This would be useful in a number of situations but my problem now is that when I change the units it does not scale the ...
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How do I snap one vertex to the position of another vertex in a different object?

How do I snap one vertex to the position of another vertex in a different object?
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Snap face to grid

I need to move an entire object, so that one of the faces is exactly at Z=0. What is the best way to do this? Basically, if I could select Grid or 3D Cursor in the Snap To menu, that would be perfect: ...
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Snapping two objects by edge in Object Mode

This might be a pretty newbish question, but I've just started learning Blender and I'm having a really hard time doing some precision work. I have two objects and I'm trying to snap them to each ...
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Snap entire selection to the 3d cursor in edit mode

Is there any way to snap an entire selection to the 3d cursor in edit mode? Shift+S > Selection to Cursor snaps each individual vertex to the cursor, so the shape is lost:
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How do I snap a vertex along a local axis?

If I'm trying to move a vertex along any axis other than global X Y or Z, it doesn't snap to another line or face (at least not in a useful way). For example, this is what I want: But trying to snap ...
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Snap to face not working

Snap to face isn't working. After enabling it, I selected the face I want to snap to and pressed enter (which I think is supposed to be done) and my snap to bar on the bottom looks like this. I want ...
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Dupligroups and Snapping

When I import dupligroups from an object .blend into my master .blend scene, I can move the transform of the dupligroup parent fine. However, I really miss the ability to snap to other scene geometry....
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Can snapped vertices be automatically merged?

Two vertices snap together when snapping during transform is enabled with snap onto self : How could both vertices be merged?
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How to snap part of a mesh to the grid?

I have an I-Beam where one end is on the grid and the other end is between grid lines. When I turn on "snap to grid" and moves all vertexes in the other end it snaps in grid increments, not to the ...
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Is there anyway to snap to vertices while using Edge Slide with Clamp Off?

I am a precision modeler, which means I like to be exact instead of "eyeballing" things when I model. I am very happy to see the option to Edge Slide with Clamping Off in v2.75a, but I don't seem to ...
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Is there any good way to snap to intersection?

I'm doing a lot of cleanup work after a bad boolean action, and in this scenario, some vertices are offset somehow and what I want to do is to reconnect them to the edge they are supposed to be ...
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Snapping not working at all

I can't get vertex/edge/face snapping (or even grid snapping) to work in one blender file. I have tried this file in 2.79 and 2.79a. If I open another .blend file snapping works fine. I have saved/...
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Make gap even thickness?

I have two panels: Between them is a uneven gap, in some places it is very narrow, in other places it is wide. How can I make it so that the gap is consistent width? for testing on.
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Can I change the view(pan/rotate) while performing an action?

As an ex-C4D user I often need the function to zoom in and out, pan or rotate during or while I'm editing a vertex. When I use the vertex snap over an DWG drawing, I had to snap an intermediate point, ...
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Quick way to move an object some distance from one external vertex to another external vertex?

I'm trying to move away from Autodesk Max, but I work with a lot of 2d plans, and one thing that I do very very often is to move an object ( or vertices of one object ) a distance x, taking as ...
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How to snap the center of a face to another face?

I have a sword handle and I want it centered below a completely differently object that has a face on the bottom with a vertex in the middle. I could also snap a central vertex to the other one but I ...
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Align Object to Face & then Center to that Face

I'm trying to align an object (a cylinder in my case) to the 'center' of the nearest face. I attached a gif image of what I got working so far which aligns the center of the object (and it's rotation)...
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Can I snap an objects so their edges line up?

I want to make the cube snap precisely to the corner of the plane, so it looks like this image: (This was done manually and is not a precise snap, just an idea of what I want to accomplish) I'm ...
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How do I force objects to follow another object?

I'm trying to add a ring of diamonds to a character's wristwatch in a game, and it all works well until I get to testing it in-game, where the diamonds don't really follow the path of the watch at all....
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How to fill ngon with quads?

Using knife project I have created a custom mesh for a modular Unity asset so it works for my use case. I now have a n-gon that creates a really ugly topology in Unity: I would like create quads from ...
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Snap all vertices to their closest grid intersection

Is there any way to snap all vertices of a given model to their closest (x,y,z) point where the grid intersects? I know that if you activate "Snap to grid" when moving vertices they snap to the grid, ...
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Differences between Center and Median options of Blender snap target menu?

As title: what are the differences between the "Center" and "Median" snap target options? The Blender manual explicates with pictures only one of the two options I'm trying to compare: the "Median": ...
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Snapping multiple vertices but picking which one is primary

I'm having trouble figuring out how to snap multiple vertices but selecting by which one the position of all of them is adjusted. Right now I can't be precise because I'm not able to align edge to ...
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Is there a shortcut to change snapping type?

I really like the "Pie-menus" addon, it allows me to change my editing setting really quickly. It's awesome. I also love snapping, it's so snappy and fun, but I need a better way to change the ...
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Snap cursor - wrong positioning with three vertices

Again, I have a quite strange problem: my cursor snaps to the wrong position when used with three vertices. For testing purposes, I made an equilateral triangle: As on the third figure, when all ...
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Set edge of an object at a precise distance from another

I'm totally new with blender, and I want to measure the space that is present between the center of an object and a second object: the first object is a road, and this is its center: the second ...
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Snapping an Extrusion

Referring to the attached image, using a simple extrude and scale workflow, is it possible to snap the upper extrusion so it matches the size of the lower one? I thought this would be quite simple but ...
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Snap vertex along axis to edge?

Is there a way to move a vertex along an axis for it to then stop when it reaches the angled edge and snap to it. When I try to using the snap tool, the vertex just goes past or does't reach the edge ...
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Imported object shows aligned to the wrong axis

I was doing fine with importing an obj I made in Marvelous Designer into Blender for rigging. The dress would settle nicely on my SL avi. Now when I import the object; it is perpendicular to my ...
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Can I snap to the center (midpoint) of an edge?

I'm trying to use the center (midpoint) of a particular edge in a mesh as the snap target. I have two mesh objects. The first has an edge aligned with x axis. The second also has an edge (different ...
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How can I snap to the projection of a mesh element?

I am trying to model a car seat. I would like to be able to Grab the selected edge (marked with the red arrow) and translate it to an arbitrary location. However, I would like to constrain the median ...
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How can I change the snapping?

I put snapping on, but would like to snap objects with increments of .6 meters(60 cm). is there a way to change the snapping? I am working with lego bricks I brought in from Ldraw. Since ldraw ...
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Snapping Vertices to One Vertex on a UV Map

I am following the tutorial for Creating a Lowpoly Concrete Barrier. At about 29 minutes and 4 seconds he begins snapping the first two pieces of the texture in the UV map. I believe I have the ...
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How to use surface snapping on a wireframe in 2.8?

In 2.7x we can snap to the surface of an object with max draw type set to wireframe: However, as of 81a7f6c848 this no longer works; the target object must have a ...
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How to define own snapping points?

can someone tell me if its possible to define own "snapping points"? I know the poissibility to snap to Volume, Face, Edge, Vertex and Increment - but what i need is the following: I made a small ...
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Guidelines equivalent alternative in Blender?

Many 2D graphic editors have "guidelines" (Corel Draw) or "guides" (Adobe Illustrator) feature. These are temporary invisible geometry, useful for snapping. Is there similar feature in Blender? Or ...
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How to snap Origin to selection instead of closest element?

I've been trying to get Blender's pivot to work more like Maya's with snapping. What I'd like to do is snap the pivot point of my selected object to a vertex of a target as shown below: However, when ...
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'Snap during transform' not doing anything

I've encountered a strange problem with the snap during transform setting, where it seems to be being ignored. I've tried toggling it on/off, using the different snap modes (to vertex, edge, face, ...
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Center (snap) hole in object

Trying to center a hole in a door, on the vertical axis only. What is the fastest way to proceed? I've read this answer from Cegaton Can I snap to the center (midpoint) of an edge? Someone asked if ...
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How to align imported mesh to grid?

I've imported a mesh to blender and it's not aligned to the world so to speak and I need the symmetry. How do I get rid of that rotation?.
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How to snap object back to its original position

After moving some objects particularly along the Z axis I would like to be able to snap them back to their original position. I have found a previous thread for 'snapping' an object back to it's ...
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How to snap and align 2 objects

Hi! I'm a beginner learner and I'd like to know how to snap these three objects. I'd like to snap the two cylinders with the different faces of the cube. The short one on the left and the highest ...
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Does Blender have the equivalent of Photoshop Smart Guides?

I'm doing my first blender tutorial. I want to extrude a face to create an upper lip but I don't want it to be larger than the lower lip as I extrude. In photoshop this is easy because the smart ...
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UV/Image Editor grid snapping

What is the way of emulating the Snap to Grid feature from the 3D Viewport in the UV Image Editor? In my case, vertices of my mesh are never aligned with gridlines, which in turn results in some ...
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Snap to cursor on only one axis

How can i move selected edges/vertices to the cursor on only one axis? The selected edge in the image should have the exact Y position like the cursor while retaining the X of the two vertices. I ...
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Has the Control Key + Rotation snapping increment been changed or dropped?

Many sources describe holding the Control key down while rotating to control rotation by 5 degrees increments. I cannot get this keyboard shortcut to work in Blender v2.75. The increment button on the ...
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how to change snapping degree

I want to snap my object (cylinder) like this But what i got I use snap to face, snap with closest, and the align rotation & project individual element is on. I tried to move the main point (the ...
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Making Two Objects EXACTLY Flush [duplicate]

Note the following image: I am trying to align the object on the left and the one on the right, so that they are EXACTLY flush to each other and there is not flickering overlap. What is the best way ...

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