Insert OSNAP

Have you ever wondered what the OSNAP that is called “INSERT” does?

Well, here’s what it does:

You can always set this in the “running OSNAPs” or use the OSNAP overrides (shift + right-click and select “Insert’ or entering INS in the middle of the command).

It allows you to snap to the insertion points of Blocks, Text and XREFs. For blocks, the Insertion Point is the point that was specified when the block was created. (Note: The INSERT OSNAP does not snap to multiple “points” that have been added to a block making it a “Dynamic” block. It only recognizes the initial insertion point.)

This is also helpful for manually moving/adjusting/aligning text…

The little green icon next to your cursor is the “Insert” OSNAP (as seen below)

The example below shows how to snap to a block’s insertion point

The Example below shows the Insert OSNAP for both DTEXT & MTEXT


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This blog serves as a knowledge base for myself (and anyone else) so that I can reference tips & tricks that I have learned and also refer others to it as well. I hope that this blog helps you learn at least one tip to make your drafting/design experience better.
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1 Response to Insert OSNAP

  1. Dave says:

    Good info, well explained. Thank you.


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