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gotchy

I don't know if this has anything to do with AutoCAD or not. What would cause the mouse cursor to be jumpy, and not have the ability to zero in on a line or intersection, but rather jump around it almost as if it were snapping somewhere other than where you want it?

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ReMark

Slow or jerky cursor in AutoCAD. Causes and some possible solutions.

 

https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/autocad/troubleshooting/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/Cursor-is-slow-or-jerky-in-AutoCAD.html

 

Or as Nukecad asked once when responding to a similar question...

 

''...but what about the AUTOSNAP MAGNET? (Tools > Options > Drafting)"

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CyberAngel

I had that problem recently. By mistake the grid snap option had turned on, so the cursor was jumping across the grid.

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gotchy

ReMark, I tried the magnet tool, that did not work. I also tried all of the other command line commands, they did not work. I am using version 2000

which may be the problem there.

 

 

cyberAngel, I could not find the toggle for the grid, I looked in Tools. Options, is there another place I should look. That one is the most likely solution

to my problem, the reason I say that is that the distance of the jump in the cursor corresponds to the approximate size of the grid.

 

 

Thank you both,

gotchy

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ReMark

Grid snap can be disabled via the F9 key.

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ReMark

I am not sure when AutoSnap > Magnet was added to AutoCAD but in many releases it can be found under Options > Drafting as seen here...

 

AutoSnapMagnet.JPG

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gotchy

F-9 key did the trick, thank you!

 

 

gotchy

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BIGAL

Grid on / off

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SLW210

You also have a toggle button at the bottom left.

Grid Snap.png

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bjenk8100

lol, when i first started grid was mandatory i think. when ii was able to get it off it was a miracle for me at least.

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bjenk8100

i think first autocad users used the grid. To me that is crazy. However, I saw a guy make a sweet column/grid off of the grid command. He put grid at 50'x50', hence column lines for a big job. Revit can do it in 30 seconds though. Might actually have been that. I get lost sometimes see so many programs all day long. I like that 3dmax thing now very new to me.

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bjenk8100

all editing pgrms are to me. i like the ones that can do numbers not the looks

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