There is an old thread that is closed now, however I feel that it’s necessary to bring this back to the light…
KiCAD in it’s legacy operation, would allow one to hover the cursor over a point on the grid that also coincided with the part to be moved, allowing the part footprint to be pulled to the grid.
As I use nightly, this behaviour has been changed to now have many more difficulties moving parts to the grid. Now, the anchor is only one of many many places that a part can be picked up from, and then the grid does not always even result in that pick up point being placed on it.
For a workaround, I’ve had to look extra extra closely to see if some of the parts are off grid (and some are) and then actually delete them individually, then reload the board from schematic to get that part on the anchor and grid, then replace it where it needs to be. As you can see, this is very very time consuming and laborious.
The old legacy method was lightning quick and I could go around the entire board in minutes to make sure that everything is where it needs to be on the grid… Does anyone here have any insight to make this easier? I would love to be able to at least pick up the parts again using the anchors instead of some random graphic location. Is there some way to automatically get all the parts to slide over to the nearest grid point? I hope this will be addressed.