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  1. Snap to grid doesn't work at artboard edges

    Snap to grid is ignored at artboard edges.
    See animation attached.
    It makes me cry.

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  2. Smart guides don't work properly

    It has been too long for this not to be working right yet. Smart guides aren't smart enough. When smart guides snap to something it has to be exact, not .05 pixels off. Close enough is not good enough. Also, when I drag over an object it needs to snap to that object, not some random shape clear across the pasteboard. If I have to zoom in 2600% to manually align something (which I often do) smart guides and snapping have failed. Is there some ridiculous setting I have to change to get this to work the way it's supposed…

    74 votes

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    It’s dangerous to call things Smart... When they behave dumb, the name sound like an insult. Sadly, this is the case.

    Please provide more specific cases, with video proofs, ask you colleagues to share and vote, to move this further. This is the way to force changes to things that are broken — be vocal and persistent. Thank you all and let’s hope we get heard.

  3. Straight line extension does not work if the adjacent point has a handle

    I have a shape.
    Some points of it have handles, some are not.
    For example, two points adjacent to the the bottom-most one: the right one has no handles, the left one has one.
    This, for some user-unfriendly reasons, matters and dictates Ai to draw an extension or not to.
    If I grab bottom point and try to move it along the right segment’s virtual extension, AI draws it for me and I can snap the point to it — 'because the adjacent point has no handles'.
    If I move this same point along the basically same straight left segment,…

    17 votes

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  4. SNAP TO POINT

    Illustrator 2020, Snap to point doesn't respond anymore.
    Even if it's clearly turned on in the "view" menu.
    It's getting pretty upsetting.

    17 votes

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    Hi,
    Thanks for reporting this issue, Illustrator Team really appreciate this.
    We are unable to reproduce this issue in house. We need your help in getting this issue reproducible.
    Kindly provide some video and Test file(Via File→Package) with some steps with which you are facing issue and share with us in a zip file at sharewithai@adobe.com. Please mention the title of this issue as the subject of the mail.


    Thanks and Regards,
    Aishwarya G Gadodia
    Illustrator Team

  5. Pressing keyboard arrows while 'Snap to grid' is on nudges art by two instead of one

    I can't use keyboard arrows to move art around the document because AI almost every time moves art at 2mm instead of 1mm, which is set in preferences.

    1. Create document, e.g. A4, with units set as mm
    2. Set grid 10×10 — it's my mostly used grid, because I live in metric world
    3. Set 'Keyboard increment' to 1mm
    4. Enable 'Snap to grid'
    5. Draw custom-sized rectangle
    6. Press Up or Down several times and watch how coordinates change

    Expected:
    Rectangle's Y should go like this:
    55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61...

    Actual result:
    Rectangle jumps like this:
    55, 57, 58, 61, 63,…

    16 votes

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    I am happy to share that we have fixed this bug in our latest release – 24.3.0 which is available worldwide now.

    Going forward, our goal is to fix as many top User-Voice bugs as possible and as frequently as possible. Given the nature of the fixes, some of the bugs will take a longer time to fix, but we are on it.

    You can update to the latest release using Creative Cloud desktop App: https://helpx.adobe.com/in/creative-cloud/help/creative-cloud-updates.html

    Thank you for all the feedback. Keep it coming!

  6. Grid snapping don't work on an internal point

    It's not really Smart Guides, take a path drawn freely. After activating the grid, if you want to align an internal point of the path to a point grid you can't. The magnetism applies only on a bounding box of the path, not on the point you show.

    7 votes

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  7. Smart guides not snapping to artboard or other objects when multiple objects selected.

    If you select more than one object and try to snap to the artboard bounds it does not show any snapping. This also happens if you have a lot of objects selected and try to snap to a guide or another group of objects.

    5 votes

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  8. Offset pen tool

    When I try to draw with the pen tool the point is a couple points offset from where I click with the cursor. I have the latest version of Illustrator on my MacBook Pro and it just started doing this while I was in the middle of a project. I've tried restarting Illustrator but that didn't fix anything.

    4 votes

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  9. Snap to Pixel is sticky in 25.2

    It looks like Snap to Pixel is buggy in Illustrator 25.2
    It remembers the setting for new documents even when these are based on a profile where it is turned off or on.
    It remembers the setting even when Illustrator is closed and opened again.
    Which means that if I turn snap to pixel Off and I create a new document based on a Web preset, is stays Off.
    If snap to pixel is turned On and I create a new document based on a Print preset is stays On.

    3 votes

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  10. Fix inconsistent Smart Guides

    Smart Guides say 'intersection' while snapping to a midpoint / origin.
    Even when an intersection is near, the origin is favoured by the algoritm.

    Best would be to configure Smart Guides priorities to the user's needs, or add 'Snap to intersections' in the View menu.

    Please repear the wrong  descriptions.

    3 votes

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  11. Snap to Grid and Snap to Pixel interaction is unpredictable

    If both Snap to Grid and Snap to Pixel are both enabled, drawing tools (like the Pen tool) will snap to a nearby pixel that the tool is hovering over.

    I'd prefer if it defaulted to the Snap to Pixel function, so it'd snap to the center of the pixel, but that also might be confusing with Snap to Grid enabled.

    3 votes

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  12. Smart guides does not align to compound shapes.

    Smart guides do not align to compound shapes.

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  13. Snap To Grid not aligns with grid

    AI version 24.2.1

    OS Catalina 10.15.5

    When Snap to Grid is selected, the points that the pen and shape tools snap to are not on the grid. They are slightly off. It is impossible to get points exactly on the grid. I've attached a file that shows where points snap to. These shapes were drawn with Snap to Grid on.

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  14. Selection tool moves objects in steps when using mouse

    In CC2018 I could move my objects either in steps (arrows), big steps (Shift+arrows) or with precision using the mouse.
    Now in CC2019 if I move something with the mouse it emulates the arrow keys movement, I'm talking about Twitch Badges (72x72 px) so It's a heavy issue for me, when working on big documents like 1080p this problem is barely noticeable

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  15. Why i can't snap anything?

    For a few days now Im not longer able to snap anything (objects, texts, guides, grids or else), so I cannot be precise when it is necessary.

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  16. moving object manually to align with another object, moves the wrong object

    Quite often, when moving an object to snap to another object or anchor point, the moved object jumps back to its original position while the other object or even sometimes an anchor point makes the move instead

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  17. Guias Inteligentes están fallando al momento de alinear

    Al momento de utilizar las guías inteligentes para alinear o mover objetos milimetricamente no queda en donde marca que está alineado.

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  18. Artboard's anchor points not working as expected.

    Illustrator 25.4.1, Windows 10 Pro 21H1 build 19043.1110
    I am trying to set the size of the artboard to the dimensions of certain elements in the drawing.
    For this I would pick an anchor point of an artboard and align it with an anchorpoint of an object, smart guides and every necessary snap option is active.
    However, the result is that the artboard is always off.
    After trying for some time I found out that it's not the anchor point of the artboard that is aligned with the other anchor point, but the cursor. And the cursor is always a…

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  19. Pen tool snapping

    The pen tool doesn’t currently snap to grid.

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  20. Can't move an object less than 1 pt

    When I drag an object to move it, it will move in increments of 1pt (e.g. I cannot move it 0.5pt).

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    I am closing the ticket due to lack of response.
    If you are still facing issue after Nitish’s suggestion, please get in touch with us at sharewithai@adobe.com or any of the other support channels – helpx.adobe.com/support.html . Please give a reference to this post so that we can identify you.

    Thanks
    Anish Kumar
    Illustrator Team

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