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how to move precisely an object

Enthusiast ,
Jan 31, 2024 Jan 31, 2024

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Hello,

I would like to move an object close to another object.

I have found the solution to use the arrow keys, by setting them inside the preferences here, but I see that it is set to 1 px :  

 

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But 1 px is too much for me. Is it possible to set it as less than 1 px ? Or instead of using px, is it something other than px ?

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Community Expert , Jan 31, 2024 Jan 31, 2024

Pierre,

 

You can just insert the value you wish in that box, and you can also set a different unit.

 

But you can also consider snapping, by using the Smart Guides; if you wish to have a specific distance, you can snap to the other object and then move the first object that specific distance away.

 

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Community Expert , Jan 31, 2024 Jan 31, 2024

Is View > Snap to Pixel on?

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Enthusiast , Jan 31, 2024 Jan 31, 2024

I have just unchecked "snap to pixel", and I succeed now to apply the setting (from preference, ie : 0.1 px) to my graphic. And it is more easy for me to use arrow keys than move with the mouse.

 

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Pierre,

 

You can just insert the value you wish in that box, and you can also set a different unit.

 

But you can also consider snapping, by using the Smart Guides; if you wish to have a specific distance, you can snap to the other object and then move the first object that specific distance away.

 

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You can set it to less than 1px. Have you tried?

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you can change that to decimals, type 0.005 or anything you need (there are limitations on how small you can go)

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you both beat me to it by a few seconds Lolll

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Enthusiast ,
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In the preferences, I have changed 1 px to 0.2 px, so it save it in preferences, but if I try to move my object, it is like if I had again 1 px. It should move of 0.2 px, but it is not the case.

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Is View > Snap to Pixel on?

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It seems to be checked to snap to pixels :

 

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It is by using the arrow keys that I can move only  of 1 px instead of 0.2 px.

But my object is very small (it is a line of 0.8 px  x  4.9 px).

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You might want to uncheck that.

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I have just unchecked "snap to pixel", and I succeed now to apply the setting (from preference, ie : 0.1 px) to my graphic. And it is more easy for me to use arrow keys than move with the mouse.

 

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