Eraser tool adds control handles to corner points and unpredictably distrorts straight paths
Using the eraser tool on straight segments of paths adds control handles to anchor points and creates unexpected distortions.
Steps to recreate:
1. Draw a path with the pen tool consisting of several straight line segments (anchor points have no control handles).
2. Select the eraser tool and click on one of the straight segments.
Control handles are added at anchor points and sometimes unexpectedly warp the existing path. Occasionally anchor points are added and corners, creating curves.
The original path fidelity is maintained except for a deleted section where the eraser was used.
Please confirm using the attached AI file.
Why doesn't Pathfinder tool distor objects then?
How should people work with illustrator when doing linework for vector illustration. It should be one click and on tabled I can make few quick strokes with the eraser tool.
But now I have to cut maybe 20 times and select lise segments 10 times and click delete for each. How this is not major issue?
It is completely obvious that eraser tool should not simplify line. Is AI really designed this way that this is unsurmountable problem to solve.
Doug Roberts commented
Adding AI file:
Problem with the eraser tool when I erase straight segments the rest becomes curved and distorts my basic illustration