The home grid provides
ready-to-use construction planes, much like a leveled building site
marked with stakes and strings. When you create an object in a viewport,
the new object is placed on the home grid plane of that viewport.
To use the home grid
effectively for construction, you often need to change the defaults
to the job at hand, analogous to moving the stakes and strings to
match your own site plan.
Using the home grid
to position houses
Changing Home Grid Settings
The home grid is a single
system; its three planes use the same settings for grid spacing
and major line divisions. You change these settings from a single
panel of the Grid and Snap Settings dialog.
To access the Home Grid panel, do one
of the following:
- Choose Tools menu Grids And Snaps Grid And Snap Settings, then click the Home
- Right-click any
button, then click the Home Grid tab.
Setting Grid Spacing
Grid spacing is the size,
in current units, of the grid's smallest square. The basic idea
is to choose a grid spacing that corresponds to your unit of measurement,
then choose a larger spacing for multiple units.
For example, if you have
units set to centimeters, you might make one grid space equal to
1.000 (one unit, or one centimeter in this case).
Setting Major Grid Divisions
The home grid displays
heavier or "major" lines to mark groups of grid squares. You can
use these to represent larger units of measurement.
For example, if you use
a grid spacing of one centimeter, you might use a value of 10 so
the major grid divisions represent one decimeter.
Setting Color and Intensity
To improve grid visibility,
you can change the intensity or color of the home grid. Choose Customize
menu Customize User Interface