Visio  - Windows snapping into walls without my guidance

Posted on 2013-12-19
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Last Modified: 2013-12-23
I'm attempting to move a window around a room and  when I let go of the window it snaps into a wall quite a distance away without my asking.
what is this behavior and how can I turn it off?  I already turned of dynamic grid and auto connect.

Walls also seem to have a mind of their own.
Question by:brothertruffle880
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In a floor plan with US measurement units, windows seem to snap to walls if you drop them within one foot of the wall. More than a foot and they stay where you drop them. In a metric drawing the tolerance seems to be about the same: 350mm.

Is this what you observe?

I  rummaged in the ShapeSheet for walls and windows and didn't find any obvious parameter that would allow you to adjust the tolerance.

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Yes.  Scott.  Can this snapping sensitivity be changed?
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by:Scott Helmers
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I could not find a way when I looked.

 foot really isn't *that* far... and I can see how it would be a problem if you're zoomed in really tight. But in general, aren't you able to drop the window a bit beyond that?

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Oh well.  I'll live with it.  Thanks.
BTW, I LOVE using the Windows 7 magnifier to zoom in on a drawing.  Using the magnifier does NOT reduce the size of the handles which I find useful sometimes.
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I agree that the magnifier is very handy. I use it a lot when I'm delivering webcasts for the same reason -- handles and other diagram parts all retain their size relationships.

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