5.2 Context snapping5 Snapping5.1 Grid snapping

5.1 Grid snapping

Grid snapping is easy to explain. It simply means that the mouse position is rounded to the nearest grid point. Grid points are points whose coordinates are integer multiples of the grid size, which can be set in the box in the Snap field. You have a choice from a set of possible grid sizes. The units are Postscript points (in LaTeX called bp), which are equal to 1/72 of an inch.

You can ask Ipe to show the grid points by selecting the function Grid visible from the View menu. The same function turns it off again.