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Object Snapping in 3D

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05-05-2012 07:49 PM

Running AutoCAD Mechanical 2013. 


The object snapping behaves as if OSNAPZ = 1.  I am unable to take distances from points that are not z = 0.


In the drafting options tab "Replace Z value with current elevation" makes no difference checked or unchecked.



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Re: Object Snapping in 3D

05-11-2012 03:20 AM in reply to: nharbin


Could be useful if you can attach an example

The variable OSNAPZ drives the options "replace Z value wit current elevation", so you can change its value by the variable value or by checking/unchecking the option in the Options->Drafting

So, lets say, if you have a line with first point = 0,0,0 and second point = 1000,0,500


with OSNAPZ = 0 if you run DIST and select the two points the result will be:

Distance = 1118.0340, Angle in XY Plane = 0, Angle from XY Plane = 27
Delta X = 1000.0000, Delta Y = 0.0000, Delta Z = 500.0000


with OSNAPZ = 1:

Distance = 1000.0000, Angle in XY Plane = 0, Angle from XY Plane = 0
Delta X = 1000.0000, Delta Y = 0.0000, Delta Z = 0.0000


as you can see different results, depends on what you expect


Here is the link to our help about OSNAPZ behaviour:


Please, feel free to mark any response clicking on "Accept as Solution" button if it answers your question

Kind regards,

Sergio Bertino
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