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Marc Lawrence

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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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    Marc Lawrence commented  · 

    The ability to set multiple scales within the same document would be ideal. I know CadTools allows this by allowing a scale to be set per layer. I found this to be really cumbersome because I don't typically use layers in Illustrator and also do a lot of copying and pasting within the document. I would suggest being able to set a scale on a group. This would allow for a much more efficient workflow. For example, I could have an elevation of a sign design at 1"=1' scale and on the same artboard I could also create a detail drawing of a different scale by creating a group and setting a different scale.

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    Marc Lawrence commented  · 

    Having a dimensioning tool available as standard in Illustrator would save me soooo much time!! It needs to have similar functionality as CADtools. I've been designing signs for 20 years and have been wishing this existed in Illustrator the whole time.

    Oh, and eliminating the size max for the canvas would also be a HUGE improvement.... or at least increase the size. Please :)

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