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  1. The ability to set a line length, no matter what angle the line is on.

    It would be great if there was a section in the transform panel where you could enter a length for a line (instead of setting a height and width for the bounding box).

    This way it would not matter what angle the line was draw at, it could be set to a specific length.

    I've currently been drawing a vertical line, setting a height and then rotating to the correct angle but it is very tedious!

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  2. 3D rotation tool like XD and reedit primitive shapes

    3D rotation tool like XD please!
    And, the option to reedit a primitive shape (like a star for example). Changing the number of points at anytime.
    ...like Xd already does.
    It's sad that I've been asking for this feature since decades, and now, a new software can do it, instead of the "cutting edge" vectorial software...
    And, the most ridiculous, inside the same company.

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  3. Object or Group of Object Component

    This feature was actually on Adobe XD, where created objects like icons can be made as components, basically users can use a component multiple times, duplicating, copy and pasting to multiple artboards, but can be edited just once and then all the component link will update automatically without updating each object individually.

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  4. Bring back opt-enter in move dialog

    Select art with selection tool, hit enter for move dialog, type in parameters and hit option-enter to duplicate. You removed this feature what feels like a decade ago. Put it back in. btw-I have used illustrator professionally since Illustrator 88.

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  5. (1) Multi angled+coloured fills. (2) Shadow casting. (3) Lighting options.

    I posted my wishes as an April fool's joke on IG but then realised it may be a possibility after all?

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  6. Pen Tool and Curvature Tool

    All my design products are from adobe, but, to be honest the path control is very primitive. The best path control tool in every single aspect could be found in CorelDraw. I think it is gonna help if you study the CorelDraw path control tool.

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  7. Grid lines colored to their corresponding layer

    As someone who uses several guidelines on a project, one thing that I have found would be extremely helpful would be if the guide lines were colored to their corresponding layer. (This could be a toggleable option)

    This could be particularly helpful when there are a lot of guidelines on the artboard since there is an inverse relationship between the number of guidelines and the readability of said guidelines. The more guidelines there are, the harder it can be to keep track of which guideline(s) corresponds to which element(s).

    Personally, and fortunately, I am not colorblind, however, I imagine that…

    3 votes

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  8. Vector Networks Like Figma Has

    In illustrator vector shapes can only go in one continuous path. If you wanted to draw a cube, it would take 3 shapes, perfectly aligned and 12 points, 6 of which would overlap.
    In a vector network a point can have multiple branches meaning that a cube could be one shape, with only 7 points (see image).
    This feature would eliminate the need for complex shape overlays to create simple compositions, like a cube.

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  9. Drawing like in CAD

    Hi Team, I use also CAD Software and drawing sketches is in most CAD SW more sophisticated than drawing in AI. I mean e.g. when drawing a circle in CAD you can just drop on and then define the origin and radius etc. This coordinate based parametric drawing in CAD is straight forward. So in the end I think drawing sketches like they are drawn in CAD like SolidWorks or Alibre would improve AI a lot. Regards Dirk

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  11. Disable rotation shortcut in bounding box.

    When working with small elements, the rotation tool interferes with opt+dragging to duplicate.
    Rotation is not nearly as common a tool as simple manipulating/duplicating an object. Would prefer to use the Rotate tool when needed.

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  12. Unify point tangent, angle\length\direction

    Short rationales:
    Point Angle - I need a way to control the exact angle of point handles to unify them across a design. Currently the only way to control the angle is to constrain it to vertical, horizontal, or 45 degree angles.

    Point Handle Length\Direction - If you grab a point handle and make it a different length or direction than the handle on the other side of a point, there is currently no way to re-unify them besides re-drawing the curve.
    There is also no also no way to scale handle length along the direction or angle you’ve already…

    5 votes

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  13. turn a type on path back to a normal path

    If you accidently select a path with the typing tool and save it without undoing it, theres no easy way to change it back to a normal path. You have to use the direct select arrow and click on all segments of the path, then copy and paste it, then join. You cant even click and drag to select all segments. Could there be an easier way to turn this back into a normal path?

    10 votes

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  14. Gestion des lignes et contours sur iPad

    Bonjour,

    Si une chose manque sur iPad c’est la gestion des lignes et des contours. Une autre chose serait bien à ajouter, c’est la peinture dynamique.

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  15. Shape Presets Built in and Integrated into Illustrator

    Please add shape presets for common shapes such as donuts, pies, tear-shapes, double stars (stars with two different lengths of points), square stars, cloud shapes, trapezoids, double arrows, cogs, and crescents. This would streamline the process of creating flat vector icons if there were shape presets for these common shapes. The idea would be to add adjustable anchor points to preset versions of the shapes mentioned above that the user could adjust in the menu or control panel. For example, for the cloud shape, the two parameters could be the number of bubbles & the inner radius(the radius of the…

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  16. simple object problem

    I'm drawing a simple object, but I don't understand why this problem is happening.

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  18. Make the Free Transform tool respect the pattern-transformation hotkey.

    With every other transformation tool in Illustrator, you can hold down the `/~ key to affect just the pattern applied to the shape - the Rotate, Scale, and Shear tools, dragging it around with one of the Selection arrows, bumping it around with the arrow keys.

    But not with the Free Transform tool. The Free Transform tool doesn't know about this switch that every other tool has. Probably because it was implemented long after the others, and nobody involved in it knew about this behavior.

    Today I got to explain this to yet another a new user who wanted to…

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  19. Show length of path

    Need to know the exact length of paths, Paths at angles, can't tell length when need to change all, no way to adjust by length. Seems like a basic thing but can't find it anywhere.

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  20. Pencil tool

    I want ex pencil tool back.
    Ex pencil tool was that retouching the line by pencil tools can make the line smooth. Now, even the setting is the most smooth, retouching can not make the line smooth...
    It was really easy way to make the line smooth without pushing option button to use smoother.

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