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  1. Allow to set the variable width of stroke to zero

    The stroke width tool is great, however you can't reduce the stroke width to zero, you're always left with a hairline. This should be corrected urgently!

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  2. Min Stroke width when adding a profile

    I have wanted this to be a feature for over a year now.

    As many of us know, we can simply add a profile shape to strokes. We can also create our own profiles! The process of creating profiles is not very user friendly in my opinion.

    I think it would be a great idea to be able to state which profile you want for your stroke, and then an addition option comes up that gives you 1 extra boxes:

    Minimum stroke weight for the stroke profile

    Obviously the "max" stroke weight is changed in the "Weight" section already.

    Most…

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  3. Allow the option to have dashed strokes be able to start with gaps

    Allow the option to have dashed strokes be able to start with gaps

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  4. Scale arrowheads to stroke weight

    So, my great idea request is to have the arrowheads scale but maintain their stroke width. It seems the arrow heads are not stroked paths, so maybe this is not possible? But it being 2023, I would like to think it is possible.

    Without too much ranting, it's amazing that you would want to scale arrow heads to be a different width to the stroke. It's so uglehy.

    Screenshots attached showing how I see this amazing update would work and saving me time of having to make my own hacked arrow heads to do the job of this expensive software.

    3 votes

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  5. ライブトレースのまま線幅ツールを使いたい

    現状ではライブペイントを適用したオブジェクトの線幅に強弱をつける際、現在はライブペイントを拡張して線幅ツールを使用するか、線のパスのみを前面にコピペして作業する必要があります。
    ライブペイントを崩さずに、線幅を変えられたらかなり強力なツールになると思います。

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  6. Auto-calculate spacing of dashed strokes, given dash width and number of dashes

    When I'm designing dials for equipment, I often need to place a dash at a given number of/angular intervals around a curve (eg, ten 1mm dashes around an arc of radius 15mm and theta 3pi/5 radians). Often the simplest, most time-effective way to do this is with dashed lines.

    Currently, in order to work out accurate gap spacings without dashes getting cut off at the end stops, I end up having to calculate arc lengths and gap spacing by hand. I daresay the math is good for my brain, but it would be really handy to input "dash width: 1mm,…

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  7. Default stroke check box next to stroke weight

    Please, please make a "Default" checkbox next to the stroke weight that can force all future strokes to the set weight when checked

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  8. Scaling Arrowheads Maintains Original Stroke Width

    Is it possible to add an option in the Stroke panel which allows scaling of the arrowheads and start and end shapes (like Circle, Square, SimpleWide, Simple, ettc.) without scaling their stroke width?

    Now the stroke width of the arrow or shape is increased or decreased when scaling. Please see attached images. Often times I would like to use a bigger arrowhead or shape but I have to create hem manually as scaling up results the arrowhead becoming a wider stroke than the stroke itself.

    For instance - a 2 point stroke with a SimpleWide arrowhead results in the arrowhead…

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  9. "Use preview bounds" option in stroke panel

    Please add the "use preview bounds" option not only available in the presets, but also in the stroke panel (e.g. with a checkmark) to make it easier to switch it on / off. That would make icon design much faster.

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  10. Editable stroke profiles

    Add a robust window where you can non-destructively edit the stroke profile (maybe with Bezier handles). This would allow users to taper strokes beyond the good but limited presets in real time.

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  11. Change a group of vector's stroke size relative to each other, thicker or thinner, at the same time. Like Word's font up & font down button

    Change a group of vectors' stroke size relative to each other, thicker or thinner, at the same time. Like Word's font up & font down button.

    Right now it's frustrating when you transform size down a drawing with multiple stroke sizes. The strokes are then too thick. But if you have multiple stroke widths, there is no way to reduce them in size relative to each other so the drawing keeps the same look.

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  12. Width Tool Changes When Adding New Points or Mirroring and Joining Objects

    This issue really affects me, especially when I create an entire path, but then gets destroyed due to more points. Could you consider getting rid of width profiles or make an option to disable it? I want the width point to stay at the exact same place all the time just like anchor points! Also the width tool points can be very inaccurate, as shown in the picture below.

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  13. Stroke width profiles stored with files, not with app

    Currently, variable stroke width profiles are stored within the app, not within the file. So when I want to work on a cloud file on another computer, I have to manually add profiles to the saved profiles dropdown again from existing strokes, because they are no longer available.

    And while you're at it, add sorting, exporting and importing options to the variable width panel, it is seriously frustrating having to go through all of them every time - if you commonly use this feature, the list can get quite long.

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  14. Allow adding Arrowheads or similar to both ends of stroke at once.

    Provide an option for adding arrowheads to a stroke with one selection rather than each end individually.

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  15. correct measurements

    In the attached screen shot you can see that the height of each of these objects, when looking at the blue illustrator guidelines, is measured the same but in reality, as is clearly obvious from the stroke attached to one of them, they are not the same size. One of them is clearly bigger in size due to the stroke. This discrepancy is very and constantly confusing when trying to work in precision measurements. Please could you fix so the stoked object calculates the stroke outer edge as additional width, as that is what it is. Thanks James

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  16. Stroke [Round Cap - corner radius settings] for individual corner options per corner

    Stroke Round Cap corner radius settings for individual corner options per corner.

    similar to the round rect corner radius options each dash on a dashed stroke line looks like an obvious candidate for corner radius options

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  17. Define the Start and Stop of a Variable Width Profile on a closed path

    When using a Variable Width Profile on a closed path the starting and end points are arbitrarily chosen. It would be nice to have an additional option to move the starting point around a path and not necessarily on a anchor point, instead of being forced to cut the path to reset the start.

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  18. Dotted lines

    Could not find a good way to reach a simple final goal, also asked to support with little results: would be nice to draw dotted lines with brush tool.

    Just simple ones as I can do in Photoshop, I'd love to do that in Illustrator too.

    Sounds weird it is not already doable!

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  19. Autodesk designer had this feature. Need real line weighting. Please offer handle rotation/individual handle movement in the Width tool?

    Please consider the same bezier path tools incorporated into the Pen Width tool. My inkling cleanup would be a breeze and this may be an easy and awesome feature enhancement. Autodesk Designer used to have this tool and it saved a LOT of time.

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  20. Increase maximum dashed line gap size

    Please allow the gap size to be completely variable. Right now max gap is 13.88". This feature would be useful for putting grommet marks on banners, normally 24" spacing but can be many different spacings (but not on the same banner).
    Thanks, Bob

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