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Cannot move walls in 1" increments

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Hi,

I have been frustrated trying to get the walls to move smoothly by one inch increments.  The walls move to some predetermined location instead.

What should I be doing?
Thanks 

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The program has a Snap Grid. Items, including walls, want to snap to this grid when you move them.

 

You can turn this snapping on and off.

 

Go to Default Settings>Plan to check and change the Snap Grid settings.

 

When I start drawing a new plan, I set the Snap Grid to 12", making it easy for walls to align to the grid. I'll then set it to 1" or 1/2" for interior work.

 

As to your question -- turn Object Snaps off and you can move things anywhere, or set the snap grid increment and items will move that amount.

 

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It helps if we know what title (Suite, Pro etc) and version (2014, 2015 etc) you are using. You can add this info to your signature by clicking on your user name at the top right of the page, click My Settings, then Signature on the left. 

 

 

Resources for self help:
 
The built in Help System (always a good place to start)
 
 
 

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Thanks Eric,

I am using Home Designer Essentials.

I have turned the snap button off and I cannot get the walls to move smoothly in small increments still.

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The best method is to select a wall and then move it by a connected dimension or you can draw a manual dimension and the click on the wall you wish to move accurately and then click on the connected perpendicular dimension. when you click you get an input box where you can enter the desired value.

 

DJP

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Aha, thank you DJP.

I also read the 'destructions':
If you use your mouse button to click and hold the wall and hold down Ctrl you can move the wall inch by inch.

My bad.

Thanks all.

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Thanks Eric,

I am using Home Designer Essentials.

I have turned the snap button off and I cannot get the walls to move smoothly in small increments still.

 

I don't see a Home Designer Essentials on the website. Is this an older version?

 

That's because snaps are off. If your snap grid is set to 1", things will move in 1" increments.

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No need to use the control key unless you want to override snaps. 

 

Doing so is usually not a good idea as you will locate items imprecisely. 

 

The dimensions displayed are rounded. Click a dimension to see the actual. It will often end in something like .1296756 instead of .125.

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Have you tried opening the copy / move dialogue box and put in the exact dimension you what the selected object to move? You can choose to move the object in the x, y or z axis. I use this quite often.

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You can also move things in the increment snap using the arrow keys -- one click moves one increment in any direction.

Alan

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