Skip navigation
Currently Being Moderated

How to make objects snap to grid easily?

Mar 19, 2013 3:38 AM

Tags: #bug #cs6 #snap_to_grid



I have set up a 20x20 pixel grid and I want to easily try out a few mockup layouts. No matter what I try, Illustrator simply does not snap to grid. I have to zoom in really close to align each shape.


Surprisingly it does not snap to guides either, leaving me completely hopeless.


What is wrong?


I have snap to pixel on and all objects are set to align to pixel grid.

  • Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 19, 2013 9:51 AM   in reply to Andrej Balaz

    Please show

    Mark as:
  • Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 19, 2013 10:47 AM   in reply to Andrej Balaz

    I find align to pixel grid does not play nice with the traditional grid. Seledct all your itmes adn turn off align to pixel grid. SInce you set up your grid to be 20 pixels, then using teh traditionl align to grid shoudl work the saem, you just need to make sure thet width adn height of your objects is a whole number in pixels.

    Mark as:
  • Currently Being Moderated
    Mar 19, 2013 11:02 AM   in reply to Andrej Balaz

    Hey Andrej. You actually have to turn off pixel preview. Then you can turn on 'snap to grid' (as opposed to 'snap to pixel' - which doesn't snap to the grid at all). Then you can zoom out and do your layouts quickly.


    This took me a while to track down as I do the same thing. That's an annoying snapping thing with Illustrator. 1 of MANY, heheh.


    Hope that helps.


    // jayse




    Fictional UI Design for film and television

    Mark as:

More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)

Answers + Points = Status

  • 10 points awarded for Correct Answers
  • 5 points awarded for Helpful Answers
  • 10,000+ points
  • 1,001-10,000 points
  • 501-1,000 points
  • 5-500 points