Custom Drag and Drop - How to Eliminate Snap to Center

I'm using Articulate 360.  I'm creating a custom drag and drop (not using the built-in form) with a single draggable object and four drop targets (three incorrect and one correct).  If it drops on an incorrect area, I want to play audio feedback and change the state of a graphic so that area is shaded.  If it lands on a correct area, I want to play audio and then advance to the next slide.  I have it set up with triggers.

I have two questions:

1) The draggable object is snapping to the center of the targets when dropped. I want it to stay in the same position where it was dropped.

2) Can I return the draggable object to its original location if it dropped outside of the four allowable areas?


14 Replies
Dawn Chamberlin

Thanks Lauren. Unfortunately, that does not work either. I have tried every option. It appears that the old bug is back where if you have a button with states that need to change as it is hovered over, dragged or dropped onto the stage then the snap options, or lack there of, do not work and the object always snaps to the center of the "wrong" target area.

Ren Gomez

Hi Dawn,

Sorry to hear that you've tried everything and still aren't able to get it working!

With your permission, I'd like to take a look at your project file to investigate what's happening. You can share it publicly here, or you can send it to me privately here. I'll delete it when I'm done troubleshooting. 

Ren Gomez

Hi Carmen,

Sorry you're coming across the same issue! It looks like we've noted this is a possible software bug. Now that you're subscribed to this conversation, we'll be sure to pop in here and share any updates.

We were able to offer Dawn a workaround. Feel free to get in touch with our support engineers as they may be able to help troubleshoot your specific interaction!

Ghislaine Laurin

Hi everyone,

Has this bug been corrected? I have created a Freeform drag-and-drop interaction, where users can drag multiple objects and drop them anywhere on the screen. I have tried unchecking "Snap dropped items to drop target" or choosing "Free" and objects still snap to an offset location. When I drag and drop an object (object #2) near an object that has already been dropped (object #1), object #1 changes location! My intention here is for users to design a poster by clicking and dragging multiple design elements (objects) onto a blank background. The objects do not stay where they are dropped, or, when dropped, affect the position of other objects! Is there a way around this?

Ren Gomez

Hi Ghislaine,

Thanks for reaching out! To help clarify, the bug we have reported currently is:

The action to return an item to the start point if dropped outside a correct drop target will not work if the drag item has an associated trigger.

It sounds like you may be experiencing something different from this, but I'd like our support engineers to take a look and see if they can lend a hand with your interaction! Can you share the troubled slide or file to your personal upload link here

Once they're done testing, they'll reach out with next steps!