Be available to add more than 1000 artboards
We are creating a document with icons. Each icon has it's own artboard because of exporting to multiple sizes. Currently we have about 1500 icons and we would like to have all the icons in one document because of effective work with them (which is now not possible because of 1000 artboards limitation).
Christian Malazarte commented
So in 2017, Adobe lifted the limit from 100 artboards to 1000 artboards.
It's 2024 now, and Illustrator is facing greater competition. Adobe should increase the limit again because I was seriously checking out other apps that don't have this limit. It doesn't even make sense to limit artboards since artboards aren't what slows down Illustrator; it's the complexity and number of objects that's the factor. Icons are very simple vectors. Surely, this should have been taken into account.
I know about the trick of hiding layers so you can break this limitation, but then you can't control artboard names, among other undesirable effects, so this is not really a solution. The Font Awesome 6 iconset has over 2,000 icons, and the pro has over 30,000 icons. It's not inconceivable to go over 1,000 artboards when Illustrator is used for making iconsets. Maybe this is why Font Awesome switched from Illustrator to using Figma.