Ability to change default unit of measurement
Please add the ability to change the default units for documents. I work in print and it's frustrating (and annoying) to have to change the units from points to inches every time I create a new document.
I work in print often also, and even worse so, I do it in metric scale, so 'mm' is what I prefer for all units, including type and stroke :)
Where is a way to do it in Illustrator.
You have to find the folder containing your document profiles. On Mac it’s somewhere here:
Macintosh HD ▸ Applications ▸ Adobe Illustrator 2022 ▸ Support Files ▸ New Document Profiles ▸ en_US (or the other language locale)
Open the Print.ai profile, make changes you want in Preferences for units (and also Paragraph styles, if you want to have your own custom default font), save it, and use it next time you create a new document.
There are many nice articles about changing document profiles that can provide more details.
Start with this one: https://productivista.com/new-document-profiles-saves-your-default-settings/
Also, don’t forget to backup the saved file, because Illustrator tends yo update these without a permission on update.