Enabling/Disabling vertical line collision avoidance

You can change whether individual vertical lines avoid collisions, which can affect horizontal spacing. You can do this for the current layout and frame chain only, or for all layouts and frame chains.


  • The lower zone is shown.

  • Properties is selected in the lower zone toolbar.

  • Graphic Editing Graphic Editing button is selected in the Engrave toolbox.

  • You have chosen the appropriate property scope for local properties.


  1. In Engrave mode, select the vertical lines whose collision avoidance you want to enable/disable.
  2. In the Properties panel, activate Avoid collisions in the Vertical Lines group.
  3. Activate/Deactivate the corresponding checkbox.


The selected vertical lines avoid collisions when the checkbox is activated, and do not avoid collisions when the checkbox is deactivated. If the property scope was set to Locally, this change only takes effect in the current layout and frame chain.

When the property is deactivated, vertical lines follow their default setting for collision avoidance.


You can change the default collision avoidance behavior for each line in the Edit Lines dialog.


Figure 1. Collision avoidance enabled
Figure 2. Collision avoidance disabled

After Completing This Task

You can move lines graphically in Engrave mode; for example, to accommodate accidentals.