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When I draw a straight wall or CAD line, it doesn't look right on my screen. The line appears jagged, or off-angle, as shown in the image below.
What is causing this, and how can I stop it from occurring?
It is often important that objects be drawn at exact angles. This can be accomplished using Angle Snaps, which allow you to draw lines, walls, and other objects at specified Allowed Angles. Angle Snaps also affect the way objects rotate, the radius of arcs, and a variety of other operations.
If you have turned off Angle Snaps, your walls may appear jagged in floor plan view. Also, you may notice the Angle Snap Indicator attached to your cursor indicating that angle snaps are turned off.
This can ultimately lead to room definition issues or problems with dimensioning, so it is best to correct the file as soon as you notice the behavior.
Angle Snaps allow you to snap at either 15° or 7.5° angles, plus any additional Allowed Angles that you may specify in your General Plan Defaults dialog.
There are a number of ways to turn Angle Snaps on or off.
This toolbar is docked to the right side of the program window if you are using the standard default toolbar configuration.
It will display a blue border around it along with a small check mark near the lower right of the icon when this tool is enabled.
Once you have toggled Angle Snaps back on, you will still need to correct any walls or lines which have been drawn incorrectly by specifying a valid angle for the object.