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"Snap to vector node" feature for the Pen tool

Basically, I think it’d be neat if, when you draw a new shape with the Pen tool, the tool could snap to a nearby shape’s vector nodes (or edges!), allowing the user to draw shapes that neatly align with each other.

There’s already this kind of snapping behavior with existing geometry within a network, so why not give us the ability to use it with outside objects? :smiley:

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Response from Dylan on this issue:

I agree, it would be a bit hard to control which objects you want to snap to. For that reason Illustrator has isolation mode, so it quickly makes things complicated.

Any ideas on a solution for this issue?

Maybe there would only be snapping targets on unlocked layers? Sounds like a good start to me!

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