New artboard default to spacing set in Rearrange artboard panel
It would be useful if when you create a new artboard that the spacing between it and the previous one reflects the spacing you have defined in the 're-arrange artboards' panel.
Currently it defaults to something around 7/8mm which is annoying when you have artwork that spills over, as moving the artboard drags the artwork with it. I know you can turn that feature off, but the spacing defaulting to what you've already defined would still be very useful.
Thanks for the feedback, we have started work on this. New Artboard placement will now honor the spacing set in the rearrange artboard panel. Will update this thread when it makes to Beta.
So annoying, especially when you move artwork with the artboard and they overlap a bit and you are trying to rearrange 20+ boards! Glad to have someone listen to peeps feedback.
I agree is is really annoying!
The best solution I've found, is not to use 'duplicate artboard'. Instead, just click on the artboard tool, and then option-drag cursor on your artboard to duplicate it - that way you can clone it but with a good distance away.
Then if I need to I go back and rearrange artboards with my desired spacing.
Yes this is really annoying when you have similar design and need few artboard....I wish to I could set the spacing between artboard.
Carlos vergel commented
One should be able to specify a default distance in the illustrator preferences dialog, and not have to deal with it after-the-fact... OR be able to drag an artboard without dragging an element where the majority of that element is on another artboard, at least
yes this is such a silly thing to not implement - Illustrator's UI and UX for artboard management is terrible.
I agree too.
Users can decide on artboards spacing only when creating a new document or rearranging artboards.
This is very inconvenient as I have to make settings each time adding new artboards.
I want to decide the default spacing myself.
This would be such an improvement for managing artboards. Can I vote more than once? I have the same problem where the overlapping artwork ends up everywhere when I "rearrange artboards" after they have been created. It's a stumbling block every day.
I need a solution for this, predefined spacing( Rearrange artboards) does not take effect when creating new artboards.
That is not working to affecting the function for new artboard!
Jake Bezprezime commented
in the artboard window click on the drop down on the right.
select 'rearrange artboards'.
here you can specify your spacing.