Draft ToggleGrid

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Draft ToggleGrid.svg Draft ToggleGrid

Menu location
Draft → Utilities → Toggle grid
Draft, Arch
Default shortcut
Introduced in version
See also
Draft Snap, Draft ToggleSnap


This tool allows you to show and hide the grid defined in the Draft Preferences or with the Draft SelectPlane tool.

Draft Tray

Draft Tray which allows you to set the working plane and the grid


  1. Define the appearance of the grid in the Draft Preferences; go to the menu Edit → Preferences → Draft → Grid and snapping; set the "Grid size", "Grid spacing" and "Main line every" options, then press OK.
  2. Then right click on a Draft object and select Utilities → Draft Grid.svg ToggleGrid.
  3. Or right click on an empty space on a toolbar, or go to the menu View → Toolbars, and click on the Draft Snap checkbox.
  4. There are several ways to make the grid visible:
    • Press the Draft Grid.svg Draft ToggleGrid button in the Draft toolbar
    • Use the G then R keyboard shortcut

Another way to define the grid is by setting the work plane.

  1. Press the Draft SelectPlane.svg Draft SelectPlane button.
  2. You don't have to set a new plane, you just need to change the "Grid spacing" and "Main line every" options, and the grid will update itself in real time.
  3. Then press Esc or the Close button to abort the command but keep the new grid.

The Draft SelectPlane.svg SelectPlane button is present in the Draft Tray toolbar, which only appears in the Workbench Draft.svg Draft and Workbench Arch.svg Arch workbenches.

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