Mid Between 2 Points OSNAP

image In addition to presenting my own class (Power to the Parcel), I also had the opportunity to assist 2 sessions of a titleblock lab, and another on dynamic blocks.  During the titleblock lab I helped out with one user asked how the presenter centered his text inside his titleblock field so quickly and easily.  The solution rested solely with the Mid Between 2 Points OSNAP.

Admittedly it is one of the more recent additions to the OSNAP arsenal; the 2005 release seems to stick out at me (but don’t quote me on that).  Nonetheless, using the snap is quite easy:

  1. Ctrl + Right Click to get the OSNAP menu, selecting the Mid Between 2 Points option. You can also type MTP or M2P at the command line.
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  2. After enabling the Mid Between 2 Points OSNAP, use the END OSNAP to select the upper and lower corners of your box (making a diagonal line)
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Presto! Just like that you just centered text without drawing a single construction line.  Titleblocks are just one example of how to use this OSNAP. So go, be creative, and see what other ways you can discover to use this hidden gem.

About Donnie Gladfelter

Donnie is author of the book and Autodesk Official Training Guide, AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT: No Experience Required, a columnist for AUGIWorld Magazine, Autodesk University speaker, and former member of the AUGI Board of Directors.

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  • D. Kim McFarland

    how do we get the “Mid between 2 points osnap”? it’s not on the 2009 osnap menu. It says it’s an unknown command.

    • Darren Gray

      hold the ctrl key down and right click the mouse

  • D. Kim McFarland

    how do we get the “Mid between 2 points osnap”? it’s not on the 2009 osnap menu. It says it’s an unknown command.

    • Darren Gray

      hold the ctrl key down and right click the mouse