Smart Guides & Snap to Point: Neither are working!

Community Beginner ,
Apr 06, 2018 Apr 06, 2018

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I have 'Smart Guides' selected.

I have 'Snap to Point' selected.

I do not have 'Snap to Grid' nor 'Snap to Pixel' selected.

My 'Smart Guides' don't show up and neither does the 'Snap to Point' work. Also, when selected, 'Snap to Grid' and 'Snap to Pixel' don't work.

Is there something I am missing in the current update of this program? (a bug maybe?)

I am using the newest as of 2018.04.06  v_22.1 (I think it's 22.1 'cause that's what's in the info).

Please, help... I don't have much time to work on designs.

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New Here , Jun 29, 2018 Jun 29, 2018
I had the same issue but after checking "Smart Guides", "Snap to Pixel" and "Snap to Point" the problem was solved.

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Participant ,
Apr 06, 2018 Apr 06, 2018

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Be sure that you are not in Pixel Preview mode (Alt+ Ctrl+Y)

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 06, 2018 Apr 06, 2018

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Posting a screenshot, will save you time. We need to know if you are snapping text, irregular objects,  complex objects, etc. etc etc. A screenshot will provide us lots of information, and I recomend doing that with every post, as we often forget just how much useful information we leave out when posting.

Yes they changed snapping in latest update, especially point text

snapping not working on text objects

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Adobe Employee ,
May 09, 2018 May 09, 2018

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Hi there,

We have been waiting for your response to this query.Kindly update the discussion if the issue is resolved or you need further assistance with it.

Thanks,

Srishti

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Explorer ,
Dec 20, 2021 Dec 20, 2021

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Hi Srishti, Replying to you, since you work for Adobe. 
I've been a professional designer (truly my day job)for close to 20 years now, and have used every version of Illustrator from 9.0 up to CC2021. In very simple terms, Illustrator used to have a simple function called "snap to guides."

With this enabled, points objects withn a user defined tolerance would snap to nearby guides. What was great about this was it wasn't the document's grid (often a specifc line defined by the person doing the illustration rather than a rigid grid with many intersections rather than just one <- the guide). These also aren't smart guides, which become less and less useful as an illustration becomes more complex.

The ability to snap to a simple guide seems to have been lost within Illustrator. It's still there in InDesign and a big reason I don't prefer Illustrator – it defies every attempt at precision. Still, InDesign isn't the tool for all things. Illustrator cannot be replaced, esp in a hybrid design + motion graphics workflow. Good old "snap to guides" has been sorely missed for some time. 

Please tell the product people at Adobe, a lot of what's missing in Illustrator and throughout CC apps is simplicity.

When proferssional users define the product, that's who it works for. 
When students and neophytes wants define the product, that's who it works for.
When marketing teams who never use a product define it, it works for no one.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 21, 2021 Dec 21, 2021

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Please report bugs to:

http://illustrator.uservoice.com

 

That's what the engineers read.

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New Here ,
Jun 29, 2018 Jun 29, 2018

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I had the same issue but after checking "Smart Guides", "Snap to Pixel" and "Snap to Point" the problem was solved.oh-snap.jpg

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 29, 2018 Jun 29, 2018

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In addition, check to see if Snap to Grid is on (View Menu > Snap to Grid). If so, turn it off and see if that works.

Snap to Grid automatically disables Smart Guides when it is on.

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 22, 2018 Oct 22, 2018

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go to top bar WINDOW then drop down to PROPERTIES, this opens up a selection panel and this helps... a lot

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