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  1. Make Smart Guides work with Library assets

    Precise work with Library assets is difficult/impossible because it's treated differently by Smart Guides/snapping than normal artwork.

    • Object Highlighting only shows a Library asset's edge/container, not its contents
    • Anchor/Path Labels are not displayed on placed Library assets
    • It's not possible to grab/move placed Library assets based on its content's paths or anchors, making it impossible to place precisely
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  2. Make Smart Guides work consistently with Symbols

    Precise work with Symbols is difficult/impossible because it's treated differently by Smart Guides than normal artwork.

    • Anchor/Path Labels are not displayed on Symbol-ized artwork
    • It's not possible to grab Symbol-ized artwork by a path segment (only anchors) making precise alignment impossible
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  3. Snap to bounding box of symbol

    The bounding box of a symbol has anchorpoints. But these are not snappy, alas.

    Please make those snap as any other anchor point.

    3 votes

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  4. Drag and drop objects by specific point of choice.

    The Smart Guide function is very helpful and helps with the accuracy and precision we need to handle objects. However, would it be possible for us to have an even more accurate tool? A way to drag and drop using a chosen point within a path to move? This way we wouldn't be bond only by the objects borders.

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  5. mid grid snap

    It would be useful to have the option when grid snapping is enabled, a hint or indicator that allows the user to snap the anchor handles to the middle point of the defined grid unit. A simple override to avoid having to enable/disable the snapping function.

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  6. Allow show path on hover with snap to grid enabled

    Currently, enabling Snap to Grid doesn't allow the user to see paths when hovering over them. Please make it so that users can hover over a path and see it highlight with snap to grid enabled.

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  7. Perspective Grid Snapping

    I would like perspective grid snapping for either the brush and/or the pen tool. Although shapes can snap to perspective this is difficult to line up intersections and feels unintuitive to those of us used to lining up a ruler on pencil and paper. In my mind the snapping would work similar to holding down shift to snap to 45 degree direction, but instead when you hold down which ever buttons enable the perspective snapping, the drawing tool moves in the perspective direction closest to how you move the cursor.

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  8. Smart guides to work with artboard

    I suggest enabling smart guides when you work with artboards as well, feels like it should help with workflow.

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  9. Don't snap to where I'm dragging from.

    Even when I turn on snapping, if I drag an object away from it's location, I want the object to not end up in it's old location. Otherwise I would not have started dragging it.

    Therefore, stop making the original location available a snap target. As a movement / cardinal direction target, sure. Not as a "return to where you're from" target, this makes no sense.

    3 votes

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  10. Option for Smart guides to ignore objects outside isolation

    Sometimes you want to isolate certain objects to not mess with everything else. Unfortunatelly, you can't isolate parts of different groups (but that is the other topic—'making isolation more like 'solo' in AE). But enve when you have isoalted something, Smart guides still want to snap to objects other then you want to work with. Sometimes it's fine, yeah, but mostly I want SG to ignore everything else but isolated stuff. Please make a tick somewhere for this.

    16 votes

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  11. Smart Guides snapping to the cursor is just making me work much slower

    I have been having problems with smart guides after the recent update. It has been snapping my cursor to objects, which I have never wanted and never will want to do that ever. I just want to simply align objects together, and now I have to use the features in the align window to time-consumingly do the jobs. Please remove the snap-to-cursor feature for the sake of my deadlines.

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  12. Make Knife tool work with smart guides

    Knife is a very freehand tool, but you can make straight cuts, if you hold Alt. Cool. But you can't position these cuts precisely! Nor with a smart guides (at least!) or Snap to grid.
    Please improve it!

    76 votes

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  13. Snapping unexpectedly disabled when drawing to an Artboard edge

    When using the rectangle tool or other drawing tools, you can snap to the edge of an artboard, but you cannot snap to grid lines that intersect with the artboard edge.

    This makes things complicated if you are designing relative to the artboard all the time with Snap to Grid or Snap to Pixel enabled. I have to workaround it, snapping inside or outside the artboard edge first, then moving the point an exact increment to match where the artboard edge and grid line intersect.

    Notice that in my screen recording, this happens even at the beginning when I first…

    4 votes

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  14. Allow to snap to middles of straight and curved segments in paths

    So, I created a square, changed the line brush with something else, and then cut the 4 corners with scissor tool. Then, if I select the add anchor point tool, and click in the EXACT MIDDLE of the newly created line (which I cut from the square), it will not allow me to do so. It's just saying you only can add anchor point on the path line.

    please help me adobe...

    3 votes

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  15. Snap to Artboard edges and -corners

    Please allow snapping Anchor Points to Artboard edges and Artboard corners.

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  16. Turn off snap to pixel

    I don't know why this suddenly appeared as a default, but there should be a way to ALWAYS turn off Snap-to-pixel. I have to turn it off every time I open a new file.

    31 votes

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  17. Ability to toggle snap on/off while moving individual points

    I want snap to be on almost all the time. I only need it off to move a point or two.
    I would like a single key to hold down that would turn off snap while I move that single point.

    24 votes

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  18. Flow chart connectors

    Basic flow chart connectors- making either end of a path object stick to the edge, middle or corner of another object surely isn't that hard programmatically for your coders? Leave it to us to sort out where the paths go if you like but this functionality seems pretty basic (and universally demanded) for the Illustrator user.

    83 votes

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  19. Allow Artboards to snap to the grid

    I'm working on a heavily modular layout and the modules are snapping to the grid nicely. However when duplicating the artboard, the artboard will not snap to the grid.

    This therefore throws the modules slightly off the grid as the Artboard position has to be matched by eye.

    I've also downloaded and tried the CC 2019 pre-release and it still does not allow snapping of artboards to the grid.

    Please fix this, thanks.

    26 votes

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    I am happy to share that we have fixed this bug in our latest release – 24.3.0 which is available worldwide now.

    Going forward, our goal is to fix as many top User-Voice bugs as possible and as frequently as possible. Given the nature of the fixes, some of the bugs will take a longer time to fix, but we are on it.

    You can update to the latest release using Creative Cloud desktop App: https://helpx.adobe.com/in/creative-cloud/help/creative-cloud-updates.html

    Thank you for all the feedback. Keep it coming!

  20. Isometric (triangular) grid

    Please give us the option to display an isometric grid. Currently you always have to build one from scratch wich can be very tiring ...

    Given the fact that isometric drawings have gained quite some popularity and you see them rather often on websites, it would be nice to have better tools to create these graphics, among them a proper grid.

    Gravit Designer already has such an option:

    45 votes

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