The first list box on the Snapping toolbar defines the depth of each position you pick. The following options are available:
• 3D Tekla Structures picks positions in 3D space.
• View plane Tekla Structures projects picked positions onto the view plane.
In perspective views, this option works like the 3D option. In non-perspective views, it works like the View plane option.
Snap switch settings
Click Tools > Options > Options… > Mouse settings. Use the Mouse settings dialog box to:
• Set Tekla Structures to display snap symbols and tooltips for the available snap points when you move the mouse pointer over objects.
• Define a snap grid and switch it on.
To make it easier to snap to points and position, you can use Xsnap and have Tekla Structures display visual cues when you pick. Click Tools > Options > Xsnap, or use the shortcut T. The cursor turns into a magenta crosshair. As you move the cursor over objects, you can see it snap to positions.