NewDeal Hot Tip 1206NewDraw
Fortunately, there's an easy way to accomplish this using the Snap to Grid function. "Oh," you say, "I've tried Snap to Grid, but I need points off the page grid!"
In NewDraw, click Options, Grids, and select Snap to Grid and Guides -- but set the Grid size to zero. Now, the only thing you'll be snapping to are the horizontal and vertical guidelines you insert, precisely where you need them (to the nearest thousandth of an inch!). When there are only those few Guide Lines on the page, it's easy to get the points at the exact intersection you need (even if you have two or more close together, it's easy without the Grid interefering), and draw the object in a single pass around its perimeter with the polyline draw tool. Using this method, you can be confident you have a part drawn to the exact dimensions, and the right dimensions, first time every time.
Last Modified 2 Mar 1999