The GRID command is used to specify the grid and the current unit. Given without an option, this command switches between GRID ON and GRID OFF.
The following options exist:
|GRID ON;||Displays the grid on the screen|
|GRID OFF;||Turns off displayed grid|
|GRID DOTS;||Displays the grid as dots|
|GRID LINES;||Displays the grid as solid lines|
|GRID MIC;||Sets the grid units to micron|
|GRID MM;||Sets the grid units to mm|
|GRID MIL;||Sets the grid units to mil|
|GRID INCH;||Sets the grid units to inch|
|GRID FINEST;||Sets the grid to 0.1 micron|
|GRID grid_size;||Defines the distance between|
|the grid points in the actual unit|
|GRID LAST;||Sets grid to the most recently|
|GRID DEFAULT;||Sets grid to the standard values|
|GRID grid_size grid_multiple;|
|grid_size = grid distance|
|grid_multiple = grid factor|
|GRID ALT ...;||Defines the alternate grid|
Grid mm; Set Diameter_Menu 1.0 1.27 2.54 5.08; Grid Last;In this case you can change back to the last grid definition although you don't know what the definition looked like.
GRID mm 1 10;for instance specifies that the distance between the grid points is 1 mm and that every 10th grid line will be displayed.
Note: The first number in the GRID command always represents the grid distance, the second - if existing - represents the grid multiple.
The GRID command may contain multiple parameters:
GRID inch 0.05 mm;In this case the grid distance is first defined as 0.05 inch. Then the coordinates of the cursor are chosen to be displayed in mm.
GRID DEFAULT;Sets grid to the standard value for the current drawing type.
GRID mil 50 lines on alt mm 1 mil;Defines a 50 mil grid displayed as lines, and sets the alternate grid size to 1 mm, but displays it in mil.
Pressing the Alt key switches to the alternate Grid. This can typically be a finer grid than the normal one, which allows you to quickly do some fine positioning in a dense area, for instance, where the normal grid might be too coarse. The alternate grid remains active as long as the Alt key is held pressed down.
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