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    We have done further updates to Dimension tool with recently released version - 28.3


    You can create and use your custom scale for dimension, hide or show units on dimensions and dimensions are now sticky to the object - they transform as well when you transform the object.

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    RH commented  · 

    Been using adobe illustrator for decades now and there is one feature that has never been implemented that every other software has and adobe still does not. Smart dimensions, I'm sure every artist that has ever used illustrator for production purposes would like this feature added. Corel has it, all CAD applications have it, Illustrator is pretty much the only vector based design software that has not implemented this yet and I would love to see this added. There are plugins for illustrator to do this but they are extremely expensive, so if a 3rd party can implement this I'm not sure why Adobe cant. Hotdoors Cadtools is a perfect example of the feature set I think any production artist would love to see built in to illustrator and would be an absolute game changer for anyone in the signage or large format printing industry.

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    I'm sure a large quantity of illustrator users are in the sign industry and I'm also sure we can all agree that we would a love to have some basic smart dimension tools. I am so tired of drawing lines and adding arrow heads then expanding them to make drop leaders. Its especially frustrating knowing that every other program has this basic functionality and there's dozens of addons that offer this. Unfortunately addons are always an issue keeping up to date and current across many computers. Doesn't seem logical to pay thousands of dollars a year for addons to get such a basic tool either. So adobe please add this feature already.

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