A grid is an array of points spaced evenly horizontally and vertically. Grids make it easier to align objects for a uniform, professional layout. For example, you might want to place several pads precisely 0.1" apart.
There are two types of grids:
- The Visible Grid is displayed on the workspace as a series of dots (0.1" spacing by default).
- The Snap Grid usually has a smaller spacing than the Visible Grid and serves to automatically align objects when Snap to Grid mode is turned on.
- Choose Edit | Preferences | Grids.
- Show Grid toggles grid visibility.
- Snap to Grid toggles on/off snapping to grid. You can also control this setting from the status bar.
- Spacing defines the distance between grid points.
- Grid Style defines the appearance of the visible grid.
- Grid Color specifies grid color.
- Presets allows you to save multiple grid options.
You can also use multiple grids.