Concepts 2021.7 for Windows - Custom Grids, Snap & Align

August 2021 Update

Precision Tools are coming to Concepts for Windows. Use new Snap + Align drawing guides to interact with your grids, and give your grid an update with the Custom Grid Editor in Concepts 2021.7.

Custom Grids, Snap & Align to Grid

The Precision tools are coming to Windows.

In Concepts 2021.7, you can use new Snap and Align drawing guides to interact with your grids. Snap directly to the grid, or use Align to draw in reference to the grid with a directionally secure yet looser form. Toggle options to draw straight lines only or allow turns while drawing.

We've also added a Grid Editor to let you customize your grid to your project. In the Settings menu, select a Grid, then tap it again to find the menu and adjust your line weight, density, opacity, color and orientation.

Learn how to edit your grid with our tutorial here.

If you're in a mood for note taking, try setting up a personalized sheet of Lined Paper for note taking or even your child's handwriting practice with this tutorial.

For a few more details on Snap and Align, check out the Precision Tools section of our illustrated manual.

Thanks for all of your support. If you have a moment, please leave us a five-star review with your feedback in the Microsoft Store, it genuinely helps us to do more. As always, if you have any questions or need support, please tap Help > Ask Us Anything in app and we'll be happy to help.

The Concepts Team

PS - If you're interested in our upcoming Precision Tool releases, we just shared a development roadmap to keep you posted. Stay tuned for more coming around the corner!


How to Edit Your Grid - Learn how to set up and customize grids in Concepts.

How to Create Lined Paper - Learn how to set up lined paper for note taking and handwriting practice on your infinite canvas.

How to Make Icons - Concepts’ smoothing, slice and nudge tools make creating icons easy work. Learn how to make the icons we use in our own Concepts menus inside the app, and try your hand at making your own.

New to Concepts? Start your infinite sketching journey with these videos.

Concepts for iOS Quick Start - Start sketching in 5 minutes on your iPad with Concepts.
Concepts for iOS Deep Dive - Learn how to navigate Concepts' infinite canvas and tools in this 15 minute tutorial.
Concepts for Windows Walkthrough - Start sketching with Concepts on Windows 10. 
Concepts for Android Walkthrough - Learn to sketch with Concepts on Android and Chrome OS.

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Drawing isn't just for artists, it's for everyone. Learn how to sketch and communicate visually with our free Learn to Draw Series by TopHatch designer Lasse Pekkala. Find downloadable course materials in the video descriptions and level up your sketching.

Find more sketching tutorials on our YouTube channel @conceptsapp.