• Snaps are custom points you can add to grouped geometry. When you add a Snap you can use your new custom point to position and orient objects. Snaps can also help you create modular components in your model that are easy to, well, snap into place.  The option to add Snaps appears in the context menu after selecting a face in either Edit Component or Edit Group mode. 

  • To create a professional document, entities need to be arranged and sized just right. To help you do that, LayOut includes several tools and features, including a grid, inference cues, and an Arrange menu. When you select an entity, its bounding box has tools for moving, rotating, and scaling the entity, or you can use the keyboard or the Measurements box to enter precise changes. See the following sections for details about nudging your entities into the right position.

  • LayOut's Linear Dimension () and Angular Dimension () tools can label a distance or angle. In the following figure, you see an example of a linear and an angular dimension.

  • With LayOut's Label tool (), you create a label entity with a text box, a line (technically called a leader), and an arrow or endpoint ponting to a specific item in the drawing area. The following figure illustrates a few ways you can customize labels: