Snapping to vertex

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     Do anyone knows how to snap to a vertex of two polygons?  I find it difficult to do! 

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Adobe Community Professional , Feb 11, 2021 Feb 11, 2021
A workaround would be to draw one polygon. Select it and note the height of the polygon. Choose Object > Transform > Move. Enter the height measurement and click Copy. Select both objects and rotate to the angle that you need.    

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Adobe Community Professional , Feb 12, 2021 Feb 12, 2021
I have found that usually it is easier to align objects when they are straight, rather than rotated. For example, if you wanted to snap the corners like this: You could select both objects. Click on the object that you don't want to move (the key object). It will get a thicker line around it. In the Align panel, if you click Horizontal Distribute Space with the spacing at zero, the objects will touch at the corners.

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Turning on Smart Guides under the View menu will help.

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A workaround would be to draw one polygon. Select it and note the height of the polygon.

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Choose Object > Transform > Move. Enter the height measurement and click Copy.

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Select both objects and rotate to the angle that you need.

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Than you so much for your help!  Can your method snap the corner vertices together?  Because the two pologons are adjacent faces of an object, I need to snap them precisely and paint a scene across them.  I know AutoCAD can do it, but wonder if illustrator can do the same thing.   

 

 

Numerous thanks!

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I have found that usually it is easier to align objects when they are straight, rather than rotated. For example, if you wanted to snap the corners like this:

image.png

You could select both objects. Click on the object that you don't want to move (the key object). It will get a thicker line around it.

image.png

In the Align panel, if you click Horizontal Distribute Space with the spacing at zero, the objects will touch at the corners.

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