Have made the move to QGIS 3 but am having trouble locating the AutoTrace/Trace tool.

I have enabled advanced digitizing tools where the magnet button sat in QGIS 2.18 but it is not there in QGIS 3. I also can't find any AutoTrace plugins in the QGIS 3 plugin manager.

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The tracing tool has moved to the Snapping toolbar:

Trace button

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    Wow,... how can we call up the Snapping toolbar? (Sorry to butt in...)
    – Kazuhito
    Mar 29, 2018 at 9:21
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    @Kazuhito - Don't apologise :). Right-click somewhere on the toolbar to get the available panel/toolbar options and it should be listed. Funnily enough, it is not listed in View > Toolbars. Perhaps this is a bug...?
    – Joseph
    Mar 29, 2018 at 9:24
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    Great, right-click on the toolbar did the trick. Thanks! (Yes, I had been looking atView menu only.)
    – Kazuhito
    Mar 29, 2018 at 10:41
  • @Ben - Most welcome! Glad it helped :)
    – Joseph
    Apr 3, 2018 at 9:31

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