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Override the current snap switch

Added August 31, 2016 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

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Override the current snap switch

Override the current snap switch

You can temporarily override the current snap switchswitch used for controlling what kind of points Tekla Structures snaps to

The user needs to activate snap switches to be able to pick different points, for example, line ends and intersections.

Snap switches help the user to pick points in order to position model objects precisely without having to know the coordinates or create additional lines or points.


  1. Run a command that asks you to pick a point.

    For example, start creating a beam.

  2. To override the current snap switches , do one of the following:
    • Right-click to bring up a list of snap options, and then select one of the options.
    • Go to Quick Launch , type snap overridetool that is used for temporarily bypassing the snap switch in use

      Snap override only bypasses the snap switch settings for the next point the user picks.

      , and select the Snap Override command from the list that appears.

      A new toolbar appears. Click a button to override the current snap switch.

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