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  1. 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.

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    The Dimension Tool is now live with 28.1.0.141 version of Illustrator.


    This is just a beginning of it and the team is going to improve it further.

    The intention is not to replace the existing specialized plugins completely, but to give a robust and integrated way for the majority of users to create dimensions.


    Please make new requests and upvote existing ones, report bugs if you find them — all these are monitored and really help to shape the experience. Happy dimensioning!

  2. Zoom with scroll wheel / Pan with middle click

    A lot of softwares have same useful navigation-shortcuts, which illustrator doesn't have;

    Zoom = scroll wheel
    pan = middle click

    It is confusing, if you want to switch illustrator with other softwares (like autocad or even Photoshop).

    It would be useful, If changing default setting is possible.

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    Hi Everyone,

    We have added a preference to enable ‘Zoom with Mouse Wheel’. Go to Preferences→ General→ Enable ‘Zoom with Mouse Wheel’.

    Also, now you can pan the doucment using the middle click of the mouse.

    Both of these functionality are available since January 2021 release (version 25.1) onwards.

    You can update to the latest release using Creative Cloud desktop App: https://helpx.adobe.com/in/creative-cloud/help/creative-cloud-updates.html

    Thank you for all the feedback

  3. Symmetry tool for adobe illustrator 2018

    There is a symmetry tool for adobe photoshop 2018. But if you add the tool also in the illustrator we can make some great vector designs. Because sometimes we need to copy an object from a design and paste it as a mirror of the object. if you kindly add the tool it will be very helpful for the designers......

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  4. Free Distort Bounding box doesn't follow shape

    I know this isn't a bug, but it definitely feels that way. The Bounding box when using the free distort reset back to the initial shape and doesn't follow the shape you are shaping, Which makes it virtually impossible to make fine tuned distortions. The way it works in Photoshop is the way it should be.

    I see people have complained about this for YEARS!
    I cannot see a single use case where the current way is preferable.

    And using the effect Free Dstort isnt anybetter, since you don't get a visual representation on the artboard of what you are…

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    Hi Everyone,

    We have improved the working experience of Free Distort tool. Now the bounding box will not reset! This functionality now is available in our latest release build – 24.1.1 for Win and 24.1 for Mac which is available worldwide now.

    What’s new in 24.1: https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/whats-new.html

    You can update to the latest release using Creative Cloud desktop App: https://helpx.adobe.com/in/creative-cloud/help/creative-cloud-updates.html

    Thank you for all the feedback

  5. Please revise the new tool to simplify paths once again

    Hello, the new tool to simplify the paths will be great for many people. But I draw my lines deliberately blurred. With the old tool I always set the value to 98% or 99%. But even if I set everything to maximum in the new tool, the paths will be really smooth. But I don't want it to be that smooth. Please rework the settings again. The paths should look blurred, but have as few anchor points as possible. With the old tool it always worked great. Many thanks

    Gabi

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    Dear Users,

    We have taken the feedback provided and have released with improvements as a new update (24.0.2) to Illustrator. Please update to the new version and let us know your feedback on the current version that has been released.

    We aim to do continuous improvements and your feedback helps us to get better. Keep sending them.

    Thanks,
    Sanjit

  6. Radial Array Feature (akin to AutoCAD)

    I know there's a workaround whereby one can accomplish this, or nearly so, with the rotate/copy function; however, the implementation is somewhat inelegant, especially for new users who might not be aware of the 360/x syntax. It has been a number of years since I have used CAD, but I recall the Polar Array command being much more full-featured and am struck that AI still doesn't have a better way to do this. In point of fact, a liner array wouldn't be a bad addition, either, and would save the headache of trying to do it with patterns or aligns.

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  7. Crop Tool - Thanks!

    Not a request, just wanted to say thanks! I Love, Love Love! the new crop tool. Waited so long & use daily. (Don't worry, I know how to mask.)

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