When rotating objects the gizmo snaps in at angles of 45° and 90°. Can I turn off this function? How and where can I do that? Thanks in advance!
Pardon @all, this info was incorrect.
THERE IS A FUNCTION
and nobody knows this ;-)
There is a small button at the bottom line "GRID MODE". Turn it off and there is no snap function, turn it on and snap function is on!
You can definitely turn it off or customize to your liking in a number of places ...
Hi John, thanks for your quick answer! But the question belongs not to Solidworks but the Solidworks/CATIA Composer... So for better understanding I attached a picture of the "angle snap function":
To my knowledge this can't be turned off in Composer. Alternatively if it bothers you, you could enter in the angle amount it needs to rotate avoiding the use of gizmo all together. The snap at every 45 degrees isn't strong enough to where you can't just keep rotating past it. If you are experiencing otherwise you may want to contact your VAR for troubleshooting.
Thats correct. There is no function to turn on or off this Feature.
in some cases a bug occures together with old drivers of the 3Dconnexion mouse! In this case it might be possible to have no snapping function on the gismo! Update the driver.
I think I have the same issue, I want to rotate my sketch on the sketch (by using instant 2D I think) but every time I grab and move one of the axis arrows it snaps to 90 or 45 degrees. I cannot find a solution to this, Ive turned off all snaps and that doesnt fix the issue and I dont have the small button to turn off grid mode.
Pardon, but i dont understand your Question. 2D???? Composer is a 3D Tool and there is no way to rotate a 2D Image.
But to your problem with missing small buttons at the bottom line:
click in the "Status bar" with right mouse button and activate the function "View Shortcuts". Now you will be able to activate or deactivate the Grid Mode.
if this dosn't work, please post a screendump of your Desktop.
Sorry I misread the original question. I need to rotate a sketch but when I drag it it snaps to 45 or 90 degrees, I want to be able to 'free rotate' it but I cant find out how to do it.
I also cannot find the 'view shortcuts' option you mentioned.
Your Screendump is Solidworks CAD, not Composer.
This is Composer Forum! A total different application!
Try this question once more in SolidWorks-Forum!
Sorry it came up in a google search
Thank you Dirk, this is very useful.
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