Create artboards to CENTER of stroke pleasssseee!
If i create a box with a fill and stroke, use (Shift+O) for Artboard tool, I double click my box and a new artboard is created.
When I double-click my shape with the Artboard tool, it creates an artboard around the stroke width and not the actual bounding box or CENTER of the stroke.
I believe illustrator used to preform this operation correctly in the past.
atravler, I mean it SHOULD work, but does NOT :)
This is what I suggest to be implemented and not the actual recipe. Sorry if I got you confused. I am in the same boat as you.
atravler atravler commented
I waited 2 1/2 years for that, Egor? Please try your idea first. It does not work and hasn't worked since 2019!
Any other ideas?
Should depend on the Use Preview Bounds flag in Preferences.
If on — respect strokes, if off — fit artboard to the geometric dimensions.
Same applies to Fit artboard commands.
Arin Ringwald commented
Dealing with the same problem ... I just realized the workaround
Flip the stroke to a fill, then create artboard. Then switch it back if you need to.
jeff D commented
YES!! why has no one noticed this issue yet?
This is a major problem for me as well. If a file is built at 1/10" scale, as in a lot of large format printing, that small amount from center of stroke to outside of stroke makes a big different at final size.