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Tools don't have a way to snap to geometry before they're activated (knife)
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Description

System Information
Operating system: Windows-7-6.1.7601-SP1 64 Bits
Graphics card: GeForce GTX 960/PCIe/SSE2 NVIDIA Corporation 4.5.0 NVIDIA 436.48

Blender Version
Broken: version: 2.82 (sub 7), branch: master, commit date: 2020-02-12 16:20, hash: rB77d23b0bd76f
Worked: (optional)

Short description of error
When the Knife tool is active, before starting cutting, the tool does not snap to points or edges. Although the snapping works, if you activate the tool using the K key.

Exact steps for others to reproduce the error
In Edit Mode activate Knife Tool on T-panel. Start cutting from some point. Snapping doesn't work.

Event Timeline

Campbell Barton (campbellbarton) changed the subtype of this task from "Report" to "To Do".Feb 17 2020, 7:54 AM

Currently tools don't have a convenient way to snap before they're activated.

I ran into this this issue with D6678: Add Object Tool (WIP) too.

Setting as a TODO.

Campbell Barton (campbellbarton) renamed this task from Knife Tool don't snap to point and edge center to Tools don't have a way to snap to geometry before they're activated (knife).Feb 17 2020, 7:54 AM
Campbell Barton (campbellbarton) changed the task status from Needs Triage to Confirmed.