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Snap to grid


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Just for starters, I’m a bit maniac and I like things to be aligned and even.


I mostly use Miro to create game design systems (UX flow, tech trees, level layouts...). Those can be pretty complex with hundreds of items but the ease of use, the simple shortcuts and the minimalistic UI of MIRO allow me to seamlessly materialize my ideas without friction.

Yet, something bothers me a lot, I can’t snap objects to the grid which means that in order to keep my stuff nice and clear to present to my colleagues I have to manually create a grid with boxes.

This process is tedious and suboptimal and I’d really love an option to snap objects to grid (whether it is their corners or their center I don’t really care).

Thanks for making my life easier with a great tool!

Marina 25 days ago

Hi everyone,

:tada:  Just wanted to “officially’ announce that Snap to grid feature is now available in the Dot Grid! Please learn more in the Help Center article.

 

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This is a table stakes feature where others, even Visio and Lucid is much better. 

+1 for universal grid-snapping! Makes Miro much less useful to my team of engineers!

ADD SNAP TO GRID PLEASE. 

 

I second that!

 

Snap to grid is a so essential and basic function that I could not believe that anybody would implement a canvas-type tool without it…

 

:scream:

+1, can't understand how such a full featured app doesn't have this basic/core feature. Whimsical.com beats Miro in this regard.

Dear Miro team. 👉 SNAP. TO. GRID. 👈

The lack of this feature is one of the main points that still makes me long for Whimsical. People like me have been tweaking their way around this for ages now. Especially, when working on extensive Story or Journey Maps, a little alignment helps a lot to keep things tidy and organized. Just do it! Please!😘

SAKES….. ^^^^ THIS!

For the OCD among us, and for the jillion “design matters” people everywhere JUST DO IT!

And wonderful product that you have created that has made all these passionate people plead with you to add this important and necessary feature.

Thank you!

Not being able to snap to grid is frustrating. I can see the grid and I can kinda use it to align things, but attempting to create any cohesive layouts becomes an infuriating task because you never get it just right and things start to distract you more than they should.

This is a basic feature in most other comparable services and applications.

Deal breaker for me moving over to Miro TBH.

Not sure why the concept is so foreign to this software.

Canvas has a grid > Right Click choose Grid Options > Make grid whatever size, amount you want > Snap Objects to grid > DONE

How is this not an option?

I want to edit the canvas grid to an 8px grid with 24px sub grid and then have all my objects snap to this grid. Why is this not an option? Mind Boggler.

I wanted to move my team over from another app to Miro but this is a complete dealbreaker.

If we make flow charts with out the snapping they will look ugly and misaligned. Then, if Miro somehow wakes up to the fact that every other app has this and it is because users want it, then I’ll have to go through all my files again and snap all the objects to the new grid. NO THANK YOU

And the Snap Objects has nothing really to do with this because I want to snap objects TO GRID as well as each other. They are 2 separate functions. We need both. (on a positive note, thank you for adding the feature of remembering what my last linking arrowhead was - both arrowheads or one)

Please +1 this so they implement it.

New to Miro.

Just started my first dashboard.

I put one object on the page. 

“Huh… no auto-snap to the grid… there must be a setting”

Type “Miro <space>” in the search bar and “Miro snap to grip” autocompletes. 

Now reading this thread. 

Hello. I am confused about something. I enabled Snap Objects on my dot grid:
 

But it doesn’t work? I mean, it snaps when I draw out a box, but if I try to resize or move it around, the snapping is broken. Anyone know why this is? I can’t imagine it’s intentional?

Hi everyone,

:tada:  Just wanted to “officially’ announce that Snap to grid feature is now available in the Dot Grid! Please learn more in the Help Center article.

 

Need this feature yesterday.

Very surprised it’s not already a feature.

Will revert back to a different tool until this is sorted because everything looks much worse without it and I don’t want to spend time building rulers for workarounds.

 

Edit: Great to see there’s been a reply and a Snap to grid feature added.

I feel this still does not work properly?

Lines (endpoints) are not snapping to the grid…

Multiple selected items are not snapping to the grid...

(will add more as i discover)

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