AutoCAD Cursor/Crosshair Angle

Have you ever opened someone else’s drawing and the AutoCAD cursor is at some odd angle?

The system variable to help control this setting is SNAPANG.

Below is an example of a cursor at an odd angle while in a layout tab

odd cursor angle

odd cursor angle

A quick glance at the system variable description doesn’t seem to be all that clear, but I know that if I enter SNAPANG in the commandline, it will make more sense.




Side note: There are a few “common courtesy” or “drawing etiquette” rules that I wish more people would follow when they exit a drawing. This topic is worthy of its own blog post and I will put one together in the future. But the idea is that before closing a drawing, make the drawing so that the file is optimized for the next guy.

This includes, setting the USC to World, Zoom to a view that isn’t confusing or change to a LAYOUT tab and zoom to the titleblock for the next guy, AUDIT the drawing to fix any errors. Check the SNAPANG and set it to zero…





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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 AutoCAD Cursor/Crosshair Angle

  1. sorry how can i change it like isometric snap by setvar ?

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