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Using the Grid

SmartBuilder v3 or v4?

Please note that this is the help site for SmartBuilder version 3.

The SmartBuilder version 4 Documentation and Video Tutorials can be found in the Help menu in the tool, or view the v4 Help site.

The Grid allows you to quickly and easily align objects by providing a visual cue by which you can measure the spatial relationship of objects and the page.

The Grid in use.

You can set the size, choose the color, set the visibility, and turn on or off snapping.

Snapping will make objects only move to vertexes of the Grid, which makes aligning objects easier.

Note: when using the Grid, holding down the <Control> key while using the arrows will allow you to move objects one pixel at a time.

Tips for using the Grid:

  • Vary the size of the grid depending on your work task.
  • Speed up creation time by using the snapping feature.
  • Plan object layout with page measurements.