Allow Scale adjustment when creating New Document
Many times as a designer you have to create artwork that is a fraction of the final scale. It would be nice if you could enter the final size in inches or feet, and then hit a dropdown that would have different fractions of scale (1/8, 1/4, 1/2 etc.) and then illustrator could compute the appropriate numbers. It could also scale down the bleed area as well.
Brian Oakland commented
This! Yes Please!!!
As a designer of signage, of many sizes, I can’t tell you how valuable this would be. It is common industry practice to be forced to deploy a competitor’s platform as well as Adobe’s, to facilitate “document level” scaling. This serves to remove the human error inherent in making scaling adjustments manually within the documents’ individual elements. This would help many math-challenged creatives (a common critter) leap the scaling hurdle and be both more confident and productive.
My additional wish is to have a companion export function that converts elements to full size while also flipping to common manufacturing machine input formats. We’d pay for that kind of manufacturing specific extension...
Desiree Lukowiak commented
I vote for this too! Also, the ability while in these scales to be able to select an object within the document and see it's scaled size information.
Charl Visser commented
I'm also looking for this feature. It would eliminate calculation errors and make the life of the designer much easier. I would like it if you could choose to design @ 10%, 20% or 50% of the actual size.