Automatic dimension/measuring tool please
A tool to automatically dimension signs would be an advantage to those of us working in the sign industry who create visuals for clients. It would also assist in maintaining accuracy of the artwork created and automatic checking device. This with the removal of the artboard size limitation would create a full working drawing platform for the manufacture of large signs for the retail industry.
A couple of questions on this:
1. Would it be okay to have a separate spec creation service much like the upcoming Adobe XD service? On this service, anyone with a link, can select any objects, and view its dimensions (W/H), colors, fonts etc. Or should it be inside Illustrator.
2. Are you only going to create horizontal, and vertical dimensions? Or would you also like to have angular dimensions as well?
Please share more details about your workflow.
Mani Singh commented
I like all the capability of Hot Door - CADtools. but its very costly. so i had to create file in illustrator and then marking/ Dimensioning in Coreldraw which is very painful job to do.
I agree !!!! Basic dimension tools would be great. CorelDraw has had them for YEARS.
prefer this to be inside Illustrator.
For many reasons
- final Illustrator designs doesnt end up only in web or print it goes also for installation ( styropor laser cut, Vinyl cut, carton . . . ) to be presented in spesific locations where the dimensions are everything for the designer and the client as well, like in events Graphics, point of sale materials, signboards, interior design, etc.......
without the measurments printed on the design a waste of time for the designer doing it manually or exporting it as EPS to PC system for Coreldraw please add the feature for ( TIME & ACCURACY )
beside what is actully the measurment tool doing there in tool box if it can not measer a triangles hypotenuse or show the result in print out ?
* since you have now properties panel it could be an Enable/disable, Hide/Show feature so not to bother those how dont need it without adding complexity new tool to the program
NO it must be part of illustrator, so clients can see sizes on the proofs we send . for us in the signage business its a must have. We spend so much time entering in sizes, making the design process so much longer the it needs to be. you can buy 3 party plug in. maybe have a look at what hotdoor offer. https://www.hotdoor.com/cadtools/overview
Just voted for another similar idea. Dimensioning would be a boon for anyone who comes from a CAD based background like myself or for those Thile the example given, where dimensions are part of the artwork.
Perhaps a “dimension mode” where angled, aligned and angular dimensions can be made, similar to isolation mode.
This would be invaluable in some cases. Big up for this idea.
Everything should be within illustrator and yes angled dimensions would be a bonus.
Must of us need to use dimensioning in our drawings to show our clients, please add some basic cad tools, I don't have extra money to buy expensive plugins like CadTools to use only a few of its tools and to pay for an upgrade every time Illustrator Upgrade as well