Is there a function to snap new or moved vectors to a (user-defined) grid on the map similar to the AutoCAD snapping-function without generation a point/line/polygon-grid over the whole region first?

Specifically, I want to create or move objects in 1 m increments (or multiple) on whole meters.

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    Please specify what features you're talking about.
    – Erik
    Commented Dec 20, 2019 at 8:23

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I accidentally stumbled upon what I guess you're looking for:

Go to your layers properties, there choose the bottom tab digitising, there add a value for geometry accuracy (see screenshot).

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The left polygon was digitised with an accuracy of 1 m, the right one with an accuracy of 10 m.


You can use the snap points to grid tool. Despite its name, it works on polygons by moving its vertices.

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