Draft Snap Near

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Draft Snap Near.svg Draft Snap Near

Menu location
Draft → Snap → Near
Draft, Arch
Default shortcut
Introduced in version
See also
Draft Snap, Draft ToggleSnap


This method snaps to the closest point or edge on the nearest object.

Draft Snap Near example.png

Snapping the second point of a line to the edge of a rectangle


  1. Make sure Draft Snap Lock.svg Draft ToggleSnap and Draft Snap Near.svg Snap Near are turned on.
  2. Choose a Draft tool to draw a shape.
  3. Move the cursor near the object to which you wish to attach your point.
  4. A small yellow circle will indicate where your point will be placed; it can be a vertex or an edge.
  5. Click to attach your new point.


Other snapping methods will be tried first; if none is available, the cursor will just attach to the nearest point on the target object.