Drag and Drop Won't Snap to Center of Drop Target

Hi Articulate Community Team!

This interaction was working properly. However, I decided to add some shadow and glow to the items being dragged and dropped. After those changes, the items will no longer snap to the center of the drop targets. If I switch to drop to 'Tile' it works except Ali's and Anton's names will not drop on top of each other (one covering the other).

Cheat sheet:
-Gianna's name should go to 'Refer Out'
-Ali's name and Anton's name should both go to 'Don't Refer Out'

Thank you in advance for any help or guidance anyone can provide.


28 Replies
Christiane Knutzen

Hi @ all

I hope u don't mind me hoping into that topic, but I do have a very similar problem. It's nothing big but it troubles my  perfectionistic eye that I cant make my items snap in the center of their targets. I played with some sizes and different shapes but I can't make them fit (be in the center).

I am surely missing something obvious but I am unable to see it. I would be happy if someone could help me out here ^^

Thanks in advance

Alyssa Gomez

Hi Christiane!

In addition to Philip's recommendations, I also noticed that the drop target shapes had "no fill." That's causing some buggy behavior, so instead you can use white fill with 100% transparency.

Have a look at the changes I made in your attached file, and let me know what you think!

Christiane Knutzen

Hi Philip,

thanks for the advice. I tried to make the items smaller cause otherwise the lines kinda thick up (but differently in every target) and that is annoying me.


Hi Alyssa,

I never thought on the *no fill* setting could cause that trouble. I like the change u made. Now it fits. I gonna play a bit with the sizes and keep the change u made. Thanks a lot ^^

Leslie McKerchie

Hello everyone,

I'm happy to share that we just released another update for Articulate 360, and included a few important fixes that you'll see in the release notes here.  

I'm sure you'll be most interested in:

Fixed: Drag-and-drop questions weren't always evaluated correctly, and drag items weren't precisely centered in drop targets.

Just launch the Articulate 360 desktop app on your computer and click the Update button for Storyline 360. Details here.

Please let us know if you have any questions, either here or by reaching out to our Support Engineers directly.

Laura Winzen

I am having trouble with objects snapping to the target consistently and I have upgraded to the latest Articulate 360. I'm attaching my .story file. The first question snaps perfectly when dragged to a target, but the second two aren't landing in the right places. These were copied from the first one and I've checked everything I can think. Will you take a look?