"Tentative point" works different if AccuDraw is enabled or not.

MS CE U16

I don´t know if this scenario is WAD or not:

If "AccuDraw" is ON and then I draw a polyline (Place SmartLine) with several segments and press Tentative Point (left and right button). If I do Reset button (right-click) then I could pick to another location.

But.

If "AccuDraw" is OFF and I do the same:........................................................................................................................................................................................................... then it is a CANCEL, so I would create a new polyline if I pick a new location.

So, AccuDraw and Tentative point are related together?

Example with "AccuDraw= ON" first and then OFF.

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  • Well... Tentative has its drawbacks too. Most notably not hinting at the nearest valid snap point.

    So, I tend to recommend using the best of both tools simultaneously.
    Accusnap -  to give the dynamic feedback on hint, element info, etc.
    Tentative - to explicitly lock on without having to move the mouse all the way to the yellow X.

    I personally feel there is some harmonisation that needs to go into this.
    for instance;
    - integrating the Tab key into Tentative to drill through multiple "near" options. Just as it works with AccuSnap. This would save a fair amount of RSI on my mouse hand.
    - using the same visual language (icon/marker) for the yellow X and the Tentative cross hair. That way it look like the same tool...

    For me personally MultiSnap in an anathema. I much prefer selecting the actual snap type I want ahead of time, rather than waiting for the machine to maybe suggest the snap that perhaps my mouse might be near. Especially in 3D where your view's boresight is in play.