How Do You Make a Midpoint Snap in AutoCAD?

Are you struggling to make a midpoint snap in AutoCAD? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

In this tutorial, we will walk you through the steps to easily achieve a midpoint snap in AutoCAD using some simple techniques. So let’s get started!

Step 1: Activate Object Snap

Before we begin, make sure that Object Snap is activated. You can do this by clicking on the “Object Snap” button located on the status bar at the bottom of the AutoCAD window. Alternatively, you can press the “F3” key on your keyboard to toggle Object Snap.

Step 2: Draw an Object

To demonstrate the midpoint snap, let’s start by drawing a simple line. Select the “Line” command from the ribbon or type “L” in the command line and press Enter. Specify the first point by clicking anywhere in your drawing area and then specify the second point by clicking again.

Step 3: Activate Midpoint Snap

With our line drawn, it’s time to activate midpoint snap. There are two ways to do this:

  • Method 1:
    • Type “OSNAP” in the command line and press Enter.
    • In the Object Snap Settings dialog box, check the box next to “Midpoint” and click OK.
  • Method 2:
    • Type “MTP” in the command line and press Enter.
    • This will directly activate midpoint snap without opening any additional dialog boxes.

Step 4: Snap to the Midpoint

Now that we have activated the midpoint snap, let’s try snapping to the midpoint of our line. Activate the “Line” command again or press “L” on your keyboard.

Move your cursor close to one of the endpoints of the line. As you move closer, AutoCAD will display a small square indicating that it has detected the endpoint snap. Now, move your cursor towards the middle of the line.

You will notice that as you approach the midpoint, AutoCAD will display a small triangle indicating that it has detected the midpoint snap. Click to specify the endpoint and then click again to specify the midpoint. Voila! You have successfully made a midpoint snap in AutoCAD!


  • Remember to toggle Object Snap by pressing “F3” if you encounter any issues with snapping.
  • You can also use other object snaps simultaneously with midpoint snap for more accurate positioning.

With these simple steps, you can now easily create a midpoint snap in AutoCAD. This feature is incredibly useful when aligning objects or creating precise drawings.

So go ahead and give it a try! Happy designing!