Groove Agent SE Pattern Trigger

Hi There, I’m using Cubase Elements 10.5 and Groove Agent SE.
I want to trigger Drum patterns, fills etc with midi notes on the piano roll.
I’ve set “Play Mode” to Hold, “Trigger mode” to Immediate, disabled “Follow Transport playback” and all the pads are set to exclusive. the patterns trigger as expected when I press the keys on my keyboard., but when triggered from notes on the midi track piano roll the patterns don’t always start at the beginning, sometimes they will start half way or three quarters through the cycle.

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FYI
I have found the cause of this problem myself. The “Sync to beat” button was “On” (Yellow).
So, for example,
a four bar drum pattern would only start on beat 1 providing the MIDI trigger note was placed on the piano roll at bars 1,5,9,13… etc. Any other bar placement would cause the drums to start at some random point of the pattern. Turning off Sync To Beat allows me to place the trigger notes at any bar.

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