Overriding Snap Settings

Reference Number: KB-00377
Last Modified: April 13, 2016

The information in this article applies to:

Home Designer Professional or Home Designer Architectural or Home Designer Suite or Home Designer Interiors


When I try to move an object into place, it seems to bump and snap at locations that I don't want it to. How can I temporarily override these setting so that I can place it exactly where I want?


There are three categories of snap behavior in Home Designer that affect how objects are created and how they can be edited:

  • Object Snaps, which snap objects to other objects.

  • Angle Snaps, which snap objects at specific angles.

  • Grid Snaps, which snap objects to points on a grid.

To learn more about these snap settings, select Help> Launch Help , and search by the keyword of 'snap' and review your software's information on these Snap Behaviors available in your version.

To temporarily disable Snap Behaviors and other move restrictions

  1. Using the Select Objects tool, click on the object you want to move.

  2. On your keyboard, press and hold down the Ctrl key if you are on Windows, Command key if you are on a Mac, while dragging the move edit handle.

  3. Once the object is placed where you want, you can release the Ctrl or Command key, and repeat this process for any other objects you want to position without restrictions.

    This procedure works in either your 2D Floor Plan view, or in a 3D Camera view.