When using the shape drawing tools, you can snap to existing elements in your scene, such as shapes, streets, or terrain. When snapping is available, the cursor changes and orange highlights on edges and vertices are displayed.
You can open the Tool Options window by clicking Window > Tool Options in the CityEngine main menu.
You can turn snapping on and off in the drawing tools by clicking the following types of snapping elements:
Snap to locked objects in the Scene Editor.
Snap to shapes such as footprints, 3D models created from shapes, and streets. Snapping isn't available for static models and CGA-generated models.
Snap to global axes.
Snap to guides.
Snap to the terrain. See also Force Planar.
Press Shift while drawing to temporarily disable all snapping.
The shape drawing tools allow you to snap to the following features:
Starting segment snaps to the global axes.
Snap to shape or street vertices.
Snap to shape or street edges.
Snap to the extension line of a previous edge in the shape.
Snap to guides and guide extension lines.
Current segment is 90 degrees to the previous segment.
90 degree extension line from starting vertex
The extension line between the starting vertex and next vertex is 90 degrees to the starting segment.
Current segment is parallel to edges in the shape.
Current segment is parallel to guides.
Snap to the midpoint of an edge.
Snap to the intersection of combined snapping features.
- To finish the shape when drawing, double-click or press Enter.
- Snapping is also available when you move vertices with the Transform Move tool.