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    Need More Info  ·  Yogesh Sharma responded

    A couple of questions on this:

    1. Would it be okay to have a separate spec creation service much like the upcoming Adobe XD service? On this service, anyone with a link, can select any objects, and view its dimensions (W/H), colors, fonts etc. Or should it be inside Illustrator.

    2. Are you only going to create horizontal, and vertical dimensions? Or would you also like to have angular dimensions as well?

    Please share more details about your workflow.


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    Richard Geoffrion commented  · 

    We need a tool that measures horizontal and vertical lengths as well as angles, angular lengths, radii and diameters. This tool should be compatible with ANSI and ISO standards.
    It’s really ridiculous to have to pay $350 for a tool that has been around for decades on Corel. Wondering why I don’t go to Corel? This is what I have been asking my employer without success for years. Which one, between you or my employer, will move first?

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    Richard Geoffrion commented  · 

    Illustrator is not a technical drawing software and Hotdoor add-in do the job, even if it is frustrating to pay twice.
    I think a simple series of scripts can do the job for what we usually need.
    A series of scripts to linear dimensions align dimension, radius dimensions, diameter dimensions and angle dimensions can do the job if they respect ANSI standards.
    A well-commented script is easy to customize and could be an introduction to learn the script editing.
    Answer for the Sharma question:
    No, it is not enough for a dimension takes in Adobe XD service. Often, we need dimensions on the artwork with a highly graphic quality.

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