The snap function in Nuendo is more than simple editing to a grid. It can be used to snap editing functions to many elements of the timeline, including a grid of musical beats, timecode frames, milliseconds, other event boundaries, the playback cursor, or in a shuffling mode. Basically, all editing operations can snap to various points on the timeline as set by the snap function.
When snap is not turned on, all editing operations in Nuendo can be applied in the smallest increments possible: samples. Snap is used to limit the increments that are possible in any editing operation.
To enable snap, press the Snap button in the project window or the J key command by default. (See Figure 10.10.)