Improvements to Smart Guides and Snapping

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Aug 24, 2022 Aug 24, 2022

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I'm an old school user still on CS5 Illustrator.

I've been using illustrator for about 20 years and the smart guide and snapping has always driven me bonkers, never working as clean as I expect.  If I have an artboard with multiple objects on it, if I'm going to zoom in to full I always notice a sloppy snapping job.  You literally have to zoom in to the absolute max and the objects never seem to snap that well.

It appears that many times the smart guide is trying to have the object snap to something 3 artboards across instead of the object directly beside it of the identical shape.

Are there any improvements since CS5 in respect to better logic or control of the snapping/smart guides?  Like turning off far away objects in the snapping consideration?
Thanks for the advice!

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Sep 05, 2022 Sep 05, 2022

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Hi Mark,

 

Thanks for reaching out. I understand the issue you have faced while using the Smart Guides. Would you mind checking if changing the tolerance to 1 from The Illustrator preferences > Smart Guides helps? Also, ensure that you are using the correct snapping options while aligning objects using Smart Guides.

 

A couple of new Snap to options are available in the current version of Illustrator compared to CS5, which might help your workflow.

 

I hope this helps!

 

Regards,

Anshul Saini

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