Snap "on" when copying parts with mouse

When copying an event by mouse the snap does not seem to affect. Is there anywhere in the pref that this can be ticked on ?

Regards Thomas

Nobody knows about this ? Or is my problem explanation not clear enough ?

Regards Thomas

Snap to grid (or quantize value).

Nickeldome.

I am fully aware what snap is. My problem is that when I copy a part snap doesnt take affect. All other actions snap takes affect.
So thats why I thought there might be somewhere in the prefs that this could be set ? it could be something like ‘set snap off when copying events’.

Best Thomas

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Sorry, can’t think of any preference setting related to this? Just the options on on the toolbar.

Do you mean duplicate, not copy?

I put a feature request in for this. When we duplicate a part i want it to jump to where it should be (depending on set quantise) not directly after the end of the part.

When I copy, I use the alt key and drag. This will drop where ever i let go to the snap nearest quantise.

Please. Create a sig for your profile that tells people what OS you’re on- at the very least.

The problem you have probably, is that the same modifier key is set to both copy and suspend snap.

Also, read the manual. Also, get off my lawn you kids! :wink:

I am on Windows 10.

where to find suspend snap ?

Best, Thomas

a) Say you have Snap : ON.

  • Leftclick on Event you wanna move, hold down leftmouse button.
  • Hold down CTRL key (in case of mac: CMD key)
  • Move mouse left or right, to move the Event left or right.
    Outcome: The Event will be moved “suspend snapped”, so freely, not restricted to any set Snap Grid.

b) Say you have Snap : ON.

  • Leftclick on Event you wanna duplicate, hold down leftmouse button.
  • Hold down CTRL key (in case of mac: CMD key) plus ALT Key.
  • Move mouse left or right, to make a Duplicate of the Event, left or right.
    Outcome: The Duplicate of the Event will be moved “suspend snapped”, so freely, not restricted to any set Snap Grid.

This helped ?
Warm Regards.

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After some experimentation, it appears that omitting the CTRL key is what allows you to snap.
That is, hold down the mouse, then hold down ALT and drag to create a real copy that snaps.
Hold down the mouse, then hold down SHIFT + ALT and drag to create a shared copy that snaps.

What I discovered: When changing the modifier for copy to Ctrl (like in the other daws I work with - it has become second nature) the parts don’t snap when copying and I didn’t find a way to let them do it (e.g. with another modifier). When copying with Alt they follow the snap mode. As I want to use snap while copying parts I’m stuck with Alt for copying in Cubase and convicted to making the Ctrl mistake several times a day when working with Cubase. Luckily there’s Ctrl Z…

Isn’t that because the Ctrl key is still mapped to defeat snap?

That’s a good one. I tried, but with another (or no) modifier for defeat snap it still doesn’t work. Tried combinations i could think of.
So stuck with Alt, but still impressed with all the features in Cubase Pro 13 :-).