Illustrator, snap to guide


I'm attempting to place the end of a line segment at the intersection of a circle and a guide in Adobe Illustrator:


I'm expecting the end of the line to snap into place at the intersection, but with no luck. Smart Guides and Snap to Point are turned on.

Here is a short video of the problem:

I'm using this guide/tutorial in order to "...connect a tangent line to a curved segment in order to create a smooth geometrically correct transition from a curve to a straight line..." - Tangent Lines to Curved Segments

Is anyone familiar with this method that could shed some light on why it's not snapping?

Thank you!

10/10/2012 10:51:00 PM

Accepted Answer

I think it's just the poor performance of snapping. Heck, even smart guides are often "off" by a few pixels.

If you click-drag on the end anchor point you'll have better luck with it snapping to the intersection. Snapping is often dependent upon the position of the cursor.

However, Smart Guides will never show that intersection. Honestly.... bug in Illustrator. Snapping/Smart Guides have been pretty bad the last few versions.

10/11/2012 1:04:00 AM