Remove canvas size limit
Can we please have the possibility to set bigger canvas size to incorporate large sized artwork.
(Please note: This item is NOT for more number of artboards per document)
We have launched this feature in the latest release of Illustrator, 24.2. I request you to try out this feature and give us your feedback.
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Adobe: can we please have an update on whether this will become a new (actually old) feature in a future release and timings.
having to work on art, mockups, schematics, anything at any kind of scale = time suck, unnecessary extra steps, and greatly increases potential for errors/confusion/etc (especially when you have to send stuff out for production). i mean really? it's just common sense. 1:1 ratio/scale is the fastest and most accurate route in any situation. (and what kind of size limit is 227.541" anyway? makes zero sense.) free the artboard from the canvas constraints of the past!!!
Please fix this asap. Adobe last commented on this 2 years ago with 640+ votes with no solution. We should only be limited on the size of the canvas from our computer hardware, not a software limitation. Please fix ASAP
Tom M commented
boycott is a great idea... except I rely on the software to do my job. "I need that graphic back over to me by this afternoon" "oh I'm sorry, I can't because I'm boycotting Adobe and I don't have any software" :(
I would join a boycott if only I could keep working at the same time which isn't going to happen. Basically, Adobe have us by the short and curlies.
Ever since new countries have been taking over companies like Adobe, they start acting like their country. Ask them if what they are doing with their software (Adobe) if they do the same things like this back in their country. The Answer is: Yes! They are ignoring us because they don't care. They started creating the subscription based system so that they can laugh at you all the way to the bank. They are making so much money!!!! They don't care about us. That is why they have 1 ADOBE reply in over 2 years. I vote that you guys force them to answer, by boycotting Adobe. That will make them respond.
Stop Giving Adobe our money until they listen, maybe a temporary boycott.
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Aleli Estrada commented
Please remove the maximum canvas size of 226, it is ridiculous! I'm short few inches and I require a 100% scale ugh!
TIm Varlow commented
I'm currently working on a project which requires 32 metre x 11 metre images for printing banners for huge stadia. Illustrator won't accept this size so it creates potential complications as I'm having to work at 1/10th of my target dartboard size.
If Mr Yogesh is even still working for Adobe.........
Valerii—Amen, my brother
Valerii Mamedov commented
Are you really sure you still have not enough info after 2 years Mr. Yogesh Sharma?
I think Adobe is intentionally trying to frustrate their core users. I have been using 1/10 scale and it's really not that bad, but still, being able to work full scale would be great. Also, show rulers as a default for the love of god!!!!!!!
I'm product designer, working mainly in solidworks and other 3D programs, but when I work on bags & softgoods I often use Illustrator to create my final drawings. I'm running into a situation now where I need quite a few artboards (6-8) in my file and I need everything to be to scale. Due to the size of the products I'm drawing, I can't fit everything on the canvas. This is super frustrating. Illustrator should make the canvas scaleable like in autocad...it is totally impractical for the type of work I'm doing to have to scale everything down.
cant believe how relevent this still is in 2019 and how many comments in the past week alone!... I only need my board to be 20' which is 234 ... just 7 inches off from 227... so annoying.... i need to design at scale!
Agree. I am working on a billboard that needs to be 291" wide at 300 dpi. It's idiotic that Illustrator can't go above 227 inches.
I think is a bad answer, real size is a real size and we work in big files
Hey Adobe, it's 2020 and some of us need to work on a little bit bigger than you give us credit for. give us unlimited drawing area. I dont want to have to scale down. At the moment illustrator will snap to 0.0000067 of a millimeter, so its not like the digits are wrong...
I do agree with you on most of your points. At my company, (12 artist all using AI)... we have issues. but not upgrading and saying that there are bugs in new versions just won't work for us.. we get customer art in that uses newer versions... so we must stay up to date with versions.
We have not found one "issue" that has prevented us from going to the next level except waiting for other developers to update plugins like Suitcase, Esko, Astute etc.. We are also limited in hardware.. some of us are still working on 2009 Mac pros.. but.. Illustrator still works fine on them..
Can you tell me what is the limiting factor in not upgrading? What is soooo bad that you need to stay on "3-7 versions back"
also.. anytime you jump on a dot zero release of anything you are saying.. I want to beta test.. wait for the first revision bug fix.. and no adobe cannot catch all the bugs.. if you see how many bug reports are posted and fixed in the prerelease forums you would be amazed..
lastly.. yes.. its expensive but you get a lot for that.. unless you are one of those that only need AI, PS and Acrobat.. its really annoying.. there should be a base graphic plan that's less money for that.
I personally have and use only 8 of Adobes offerings of apps...
I say upgrade to the last version.. its time.. almost all of the bugs are worked out and its extremely fast.
and I'm not hiding my user.. for some reason it won't log me in correctly..