How to Place Objects Anywhere in The Sims 4

The Sims 4’s build mode is one of the best and most robust elements of the game. But some of its tools aren’t so easy to find – how to place objects anywhere, for example.

Build mode is as much a part of The Sims franchise as the Sims themselves. The tools available to players in The Sims 4 pack quite a robust punch. However, they’re not all so obvious or easy to use. The simple task of placing objects outside of the grid, for example.

This simple trick will let you place your Sims’ furniture objects anywhere in build mode.

Unrestricted object placement in Sims 4

The Sims games have evolved their build modes in some interesting ways over the years, but one thing that’s always stayed the same is its grid placement mechanic. Since Sims need ample room to perform animations for each item, the grid mechanic keeps everything in check. It also means, however, that things can look a bit unrealistic at times. Luckily, The Sims 4 has a secret workaround that will allow you to place an item outside these strict boundaries.

By holding down the Alt key when placing an object, you’ll be able to place items anywhere you choose. Pressing the alt key means you’re no longer restricted to the game’s grid system.

Even better, if you’re wanting to change the angle of the object you’re moving to something beyond 45 degree increments, this function will also allow you to rotate objects with 360 degrees of freedom.


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