Illustrator 2021, Isolation Mode bug rearranges Layers hierarchy
Sometimes, after I have entered in Isolation Mode, at the exit of Isolation, or while undoing, the bug creates and collect all other layers that were not isolated on a new rearranged layer with 50% opacity. At this point, undo (command+z) will not make the new layer created by the bug release. It will nest, with 50% transparency, all other layers that were not at the isolation.
I *think* the error occurs when you try to undo back to a step BEFORE you entered isolation mode. . . Will try to test again and upload file with steps to reproduce - but i think this is the cause.
Causes all sub-layers to go 50% transparency and lock, then the software freezes up and crashes.
Oh that's rough. I'd suggest talking to your prof or system admin then and see if they can't roll back. We ended up having so many stability issues beyond just this that that was our solution. Until 2021 is fixed and actually functional, we're sticking with 2020.
I'm using creative cloud but I'm getting it through uni so I don't seem to have that option though I've just realised that when I copy and paste my work into a new 2021 illustrator file it seems to fix it, still annoying but better than nothing lol
If you're using creative cloud, there's an option to install previous versions. I ended up having to go back and reinstall because I use isolation mode all the time, an this being broken in 2021 is making it impossible to work, especially since it keeps breaking the files. You want to click "other versions" and install 24.3.
This keeps happening to me out of habit when I click into isolation mode by mistake and the command+z exit. Is there anyway to fix this? I don't have access to illustrator 2020
Egor Chistyakov commented
Yeah, Bruno, that is what I experienced too!
Can you provide some detailed steps how to reproduce it? I had to roll back in 2020 for now, so I could not do it.