LeoCAD – Snapping


InstallationPreferencesSnappingSubmodels.

Within LeoCAD, you could use the snap function to align the orgine of parts to fixed positions on the grid. This very handy!
I would suggest to learn these short-cuts, which will increase building speed a lot.

Since LeoCAD is focused on Lego, the snap sizes are according Lego nomimal dinstances.


Lego brick sizes

This is a typical Lego brick, devided by these ‘unit’s:

Image from wiki.

Horizontal snapping (XY)

Snap XYNone1/20 Stud1/4 Stud1 Flat1/2 Stud1 Stud2 Suds3 Studs4 Studs8 Studs
Distance [mm]1581020406080160
Short cut:0123456789
Short cut: number on keyboard

Vertical snapping (Z)

Snap XYNone1/20 Stud1/4 Stud1 Flat1/2 Stud1 Stud1 Brick2 Bricks4 Bricks8 Bricks
Distance [mm]1581020244896192
Short cut:0123456789
Short cut: Ctrl+Shift+number

Rotational snapping

Rotation
[degrees]
None151522.530456090180
Short cut:0123456789
Short cut: Shift+number

An example

Currently it’s most handy to use for Mobaco library (v0.2):
– XY snapping: 1 Stud (short cut: Keyboard 5)
– Z snapping: 1/20 Stud (short cut: Keyboard 1)
– Rotational: depends, for walls use 90 degrees, roofs angles varies.