The new simplify tool can't handle many lines
The new simplify tool makes Illustrator freeze when I try simplify contour lines in Illustrator that I used to do without any problem with the old tool. I've been waiting for 10 minutes now without any response from the app.
I'm using the latest Illustrator version (2021) and the tool is not working. Since the tool doesn't give you a dialogue box to press cancel or anything, it seems that I have to force quit Illustrator. This happens to all my files since they are pretty complex. No problem with old tool.
This tool still doesn't work as it should. When will you fix this?
I'm fine if it was an option to choose which simplify tool to use. Either the new which perhaps some people like, or the old one which works much better for line objects such as contour lines in maps.
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Yeah, I get it.
I'll try to bring some attention to this issue.
For me a software should become faster and better for each version, not the opposite so it's incredible that the older tools are much better than the new ones.
I'm using Illustrator 2019 but with the simplify tool from Illu 2018. (it was possible to replace the new simplify tool of 2019 with 2018 tool. Not to 2020 or 2021 unfortunately)
As a workaround — work in chunks.
Try to use VectorFirstAid from AstuteGraphics (it gives somewhat better results but also staggers with these many lines on my machine).
Which version of Ai used to simplify these well enough for you?
15032584 points, wow.
I could not do anything, really, except for just selecting the isolines.
I tried uploading the file here but I guess it's too big and got stalled. At least some can download and try it with this link:
Oskar, can you share a file for others to test?