Object size change?
Now, the transformation panel reflects the size of a shape plus the thickness of the outline if there is one.
For example, a rectangle of 100x100 with an outline (in the middle) of 1 displays a size of 101x101, 102x102 if the outline is external and 100x100 if the outline is internal.
It's a very confusing change! The previous behavior was much more talkative.
I understand that this reflects the actual size, including the outline thickness, but this should be an option. I did not see myself 3 decimal digits when I want a rectangle of 100x100! :)
Jens Melcher commented
Thanks Egor, that is exactly the answer that helped me out.
Please check the 'Use Preview Bounds' in Preferences: General.
When it’s on, Ai will treat strokes and effects as a part of the object.
If disabling it won’t help — message back, please.
Jens Melcher commented
Now the bounding box shows everything that's attached to the object. For example, if you add a blur as an effect to a vector, the box shows not the object itself, but also the effect, which makes it impossible to properly position the object at the right spot.
That should be corrected. If it is not a bug but a feature at least something like a checkbox (or something similar in the preferences of the programme) should be added for the user to decide whether he wants all effects, contours brushes etc. to be included in the visible bounding box or not.
Thanks Egor, I finally found the solution: I had accidentaly tackled "use preview bounds" which provoked this issue. Untackling this box solved the problem
Check your Align/Snap to Pixel Grid options int top right corner of Control panel
Everytime I draw a shape (being a circle, a square..) of let say, 10mm by 10mm, if I check with the info tool, it indicates 10.363 mm instead of 10 mm !
I tried to reboot iIlustrator, reinitialize the preferences etc..., with no effect and I have no clue how to solve this irritating issue
Simon Lee commented
Do you have Use Preview Bounds ticked under General in your preferences? If so deselect this option.
Philippe Galmel commented
Yes, the thickness of outlines is added to the size, it's a very bad idea. :(
You should sent the file to 'firstname.lastname@example.org' and describe exactly what you do.
Gordon Sneddon commented
When opening an old CC 2018 document in CC 2019 my object has changed dimensions, only by small increments, but they have changed in size nonetheless. I am a packaging designer and the exact sizes are important when creating packaing for printer templates and has been frustrating having to change the dimensions on all my documents. Is there a fix for this?