Smart Guides and Snap to Point not working...

Community Beginner ,
Apr 10, 2018 Apr 10, 2018

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In the video I identify the center of the RED object. I then try to move and even scale the BLACK object to make 'Smart Guides' appear and 'Snap to Point' to work.

Neither of which are working...

https://www.facebook.com/EnochTheWalker/posts/618224111860010

Please, if you understand why 'Smart Guides' and 'Snap to Point' don't work when they are clearly selected, let me know!

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Community Beginner , Jun 08, 2018 Jun 08, 2018
Well, I tried the 'Ctrl + U' command and it ('Smart Guides') worked. I then turned off 'Smart Guides' with 'Ctrl + U' and then tried and they were off.Then, I turned on the 'Smart Guides' through the menu rather than 'Ctril + U' and it worked.I am sorry for the delay in responding.Yes, selecting 'Smart Guides' in the menu works now.Also, the 'Ctrl + U' command works, too.Did you do something while I was away? (coding-wise)

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 10, 2018 Apr 10, 2018

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Is "transform tools" turned on in Smart guides preferences?

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 10, 2018 Apr 10, 2018

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I did not have it turned on.

I turned it on and it still doesn't show 'Smart Guides' and 'Snap to Point' doesn't work.

In any case, should 'transform tools' be turned on or off? (if I want the 'Smart Guides' and 'Snap to Point' to work?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 10, 2018 Apr 10, 2018

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It should be turned on.

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May 16, 2018 May 16, 2018

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My smart guides do (did) not work neither:

I think that Illustrator lied, when telling me that smart guides where enabled (they where in the View->Smart Guides menu, check mark showing up). What I did was to disable Smart Guides with CTRL-U (and that really did enable the guides, check mark still showing up). It's worth trying that.

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Explorer ,
May 17, 2018 May 17, 2018

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What OS? 10?

I checked the CTRL-U function and it does work. It toggles the checkbox.

I may be missing something. Sometimes my objects or guides snap to each other and sometimes they don't.

Yesterday, I made a mistake and guides on another layer, but after moving them to another layer, snap worked again.

I need some time to study/practice this?

Is snapping limited to the layer the objects/guides are on? Either way, this would be a good option/function.

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May 24, 2018 May 24, 2018

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OS is Windows 7.

Snapping is not limited to the current layer.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 10, 2018 Apr 10, 2018

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When you snap to point in AI it snapping to the point you select and you need to see a white arrow....make sure it is selected and move the object. In the video you posted it is not clear  when you move the object..

snap to point - YouTube

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 10, 2018 Apr 10, 2018

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Wait... I have to pre-select the object I want it to 'Snap to Point' to?
How do you do that?

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Apr 10, 2018 Apr 10, 2018

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Select the object go to  View Snap to point when yuo move the object and about to snap it you will see a white arrow! that the snapping!

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 10, 2018 Apr 10, 2018

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That's the thing. I don't see any arrow of the such.

I do have 'Snap to Point' turned on.

I do have 'Smart Guides' turned on.
No arrow shows up...

Thank you all for the help. I cannot be productive at all and may need a refund.

What happened to the 'Smart Guides' lines they used to have?

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Apr 10, 2018 Apr 10, 2018

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When you select the object with the selection tool and move it toward

another shape or object when it is connectiong to another point or guide

you will see a white arrow it is the same one but your selection tool

becomes white. Watch my movie.

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May 16, 2018 May 16, 2018

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I remember being able to snap a guide to the center horizontal or vertical plane of the artboard.

Has that function changed?

I am also finding that snapping has become a bit unintuitive lately. I have to zoom far in, otherwise my guides with not be accurately butted against the object. I used to be able to snap, no matter what. Now I have to double check every move.

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Jun 08, 2018 Jun 08, 2018

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Well, I tried the 'Ctrl + U' command and it ('Smart Guides') worked. I then turned off 'Smart Guides' with 'Ctrl + U' and then tried and they were off.
Then, I turned on the 'Smart Guides' through the menu rather than 'Ctril + U' and it worked.

I am sorry for the delay in responding.
Yes, selecting 'Smart Guides' in the menu works now.

Also, the 'Ctrl + U' command works, too.

Did you do something while I was away? (coding-wise)

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Apr 02, 2021 Apr 02, 2021

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It might be that you have snap to pixel turned on too. I believe this over-rides snap to point. Illustrator is frustrating to say the least... bring back Freehand!

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