Customising the Unity Editor

Snapping objects to grid (and changing the grid measurements and size)

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Unity has a lot of useful tools but positioning objects can be tedious as they do not snap to a grid by default.

Snapping to a Grid

To turn on snap to grid you change the settings in the toolbar

Make sure that you are in global mode by clicking the local / global toggle button.

We are now able to use the Snap tool. This looks like a magnet

Enable it by clicking it.

When you now move an object it will snap to the default settings. This is the size of a square on the grid by default.

Changing the Grid Size

The grids do not have a default size

In the project[1] go to Edit > Grid and Snap Settings

You now have the grid and snap settings available to edit.

Note the change in grid size below

You can use floats (decimals) for the grid size as well

You can change the alignment snap for objects by changing the Increment Snap.

Note that in order to turn on the snap you need[2] to enable it in the menu.

For more information see the Unity Docs

Terms definitions
2. need. An identified requirement of a person, group, or environment[4]. A need is identified from an issue[5] and sits within a context[6]. Technological practice[3] can be undertaken in an attempt to meet an identified need.
Terms definitions
1. project. Unity has a lot of useful tools but positioning objects can be tedious as they do not snap to a grid by default. Snapping to a Grid To turn on snap to grid you change the settings in the toolbar Make sure that you are in global mode by clicking the local / global toggle […]
2. need. Unity has a lot of useful tools but positioning objects can be tedious as they do not snap to a grid by default. Snapping to a Grid To turn on snap to grid you change the settings in the toolbar Make sure that you are in global mode by clicking the local / global toggle […]
3. Technological practice. Unity has a lot of useful tools but positioning objects can be tedious as they do not snap to a grid by default. Snapping to a Grid To turn on snap to grid you change the settings in the toolbar Make sure that you are in global mode by clicking the local / global toggle […]
4. environment. Unity has a lot of useful tools but positioning objects can be tedious as they do not snap to a grid by default. Snapping to a Grid To turn on snap to grid you change the settings in the toolbar Make sure that you are in global mode by clicking the local / global toggle […]
5. issue. Unity has a lot of useful tools but positioning objects can be tedious as they do not snap to a grid by default. Snapping to a Grid To turn on snap to grid you change the settings in the toolbar Make sure that you are in global mode by clicking the local / global toggle […]