Our micro-nudge is set to the smallest increment possible, but the incremental movements are still too large when repositioning objects or individual nodes. Interestingly, we can make very fine incremental adjustments from the X-Y Coordinate docker (at least 3 decimal places). Unfortunately, changes from the X-Y docker can only be made to one objects or node at a time.
How do we set the micro-nudge to a smaller incremental movement so we can precisely reposition or resize single and multiple objects with the arrow keys as needed?
How small do you need? Set the nudge distance to 0.01mm and the micronudge to 100. that will be 0.0001mm each time. I'd say thats probably too small.
If not too small set your drawing precision to 5 decimal places to be able to see the changes each time.
Thank you so much for taking the time to respond to our question. Maybe the following explanation will help clarify our dilemma. We are using English architectural units of inches and feet for a floor plan. We wanted to set a nudge distance of exactly 1-inch per nudge. This would make it extremely useful in positioning or sizing elements on our floor plan in 1" increments. Furthermore, the drawing precision is set to 6 decimal places (the maximum), the base units are feet, and the scaling is set to 1/16" = 1 Foot. However, I don't believe the base unit or scaling comes into play here.
The problem is that we can set the nudge to 0.083333 (1 foot divided by 12 inches) which theoretically creates a nudge of 1-inch of our basic foot unit. Initially, it appears to be working. Unfortunately, the problem appears to be that rounding, or some other anomaly, creates a nudge that is not exactly 1-inch. You can confirm this by placing a 1-foot square box exactly on a 1-foot gridline and nudging it 12 times. This should put the box at the next 1-foot gridline, but it is slightly short of the gridline. You can confirm this by watching the positioning coordinates on the property bar. Successive nudges in sets of 12 inches brings the box further and further short of each subsequent 1-foot gridline. So, the dilemma is how do we get nudges of exactly 1-inch that will appear to snap to the next 1-inch gridline. Part of the issue seems to be that, while drawing precision is set to 6-decimal places, the nudge feature appears to round your entry to 3-decimal places.
Another anomaly we have noticed is that the super-nudge cannot be set over twice the nudge setting and the micro-nudge cannot be set at less than one-half the nudge setting. The software will let you enter greater values that should accomplish this, but there is NO warning that values higher than 2 for either the super or micro-nudge will be ignored.
Thank you for responding. If you or anyone else can help us successfully create a nudge of exact English units 1", 1/2", 1/4", 1/8", or 1/16", please let us know.