Just recently I have received an e-mail about how one could rotate the crosshairs in AutoCAD 2007. The user said he was able to do this in AutoCAD 2006 with easy, but was not able to do this easily in AutoCAD 2007. Being curious about this issue, I set out to find out what is different between the two releases. Well in AutoCAD 2007 the Snap and Grid tab of the Drafting Settings dialog box has been revamped and in the process the option to change the Snap Angle has been lost between AutoCAD 2006 and AutoCAD 2007. Since this was the common way to set the value from the user interface you must now resort to using the system variable SNAPANG to rotate the crosshairs. Below is a procedure for changing the SNAPANG system variable.
- At the Command prompt, enter SNAPANG.
- At the prompt, Enter new value for SNAPANG <0>: type a new angle value and press ENTER.
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