updated on 21 November 2020 | reading time: 1 minute

Design Aids

Smart guides

Smart guides

Smart guides are intelligent guides that temporally shown while creating or moving objects (or anchor points) to allow for fast and precise alignment. They are automatically shown when Use Snapping option in enabled. What Smart guides are shown depends on what snapping options are enabled.

Note: Smart guides don’t work for objects outside of the page/canvas.


Note: Snapping of an element inside a group is limited only to elements of that group. Same goes for elements inside of a Layer Group.


By default when creating/moving/resizing objects Gravit Designer will show guides to snap to any edge or center of an object. As well as the distance to nearby objects. Smart guides are also shown when equal distances between objects are reached.

Smart Guide in Gravit Designer