Rulers and Guides

Rulers and guides can be used extensively in your layout to help keep objects properly aligned. Quickly change ruler units in the Drawing Setup.

Show / Hide Rulers

Choose ‘View > Show (or Hide) Rulers’ from the main menu.

Show / Hide Guides

In the Layers list, click the ‘Show / Hide’ icon to the right of the Guides layer.

HINT: Guide lines are not exported or printed.

Add Guide Lines

Guide lines are added to the Guides layer .

  1. As needed, show Rulers. Press onto a ruler and drag from the ruler onto your drawing canvas, from left-to-right, or top-to-bottom. The Guides layer is automatically activated as the guide line is placed.
  2. Constrain guides to the (visible or hidden) Graph Paper divisions by holding the SHIFT key while placing a guide.
  3. Place multiple guides as desired.
  4. When finished, do one of the following to activate a drawing layer:
    • Click back onto a drawing layer to make it active and continue drawing, or
    • Click onto a drawing tool to automatically be switched to the previous active drawing layer and continue drawing.

Move Guides Around

  1. Click the Guides layer to make it active for editing.
  2. Press onto an existing guide and drag it into desired position.
  3. Constrain guides to the (visible or hidden) Graph Paper divisions by holding the SHIFT key while moving a guide.

Snap To Guides

When the ‘Snap To Guides’ setting is ON, object center points and handles, and path points, will snap into place.

  1. Place guides on your drawing.
  2. Choose ‘Graphic > Snap To Guides’ from the main menu.

Delete Guides

  1. Click the Guides layer to make it active for editing.
  2. Press onto a guide and drag it off the canvas area and onto a ruler.