Justin Raymond

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    Need More Info  ·  Yogesh Sharma responded

    It will help if you can tell us about your workflow while you vote on this bug.

    Would it help if there was a “virtual scale”? Say, if you could define a scale of 1:10 so that input fields accept bigger values, and exported files are at scaled size (10x in this case)?

    Thanks,
    Yogesh

    Justin Raymond commented  · 

    If you are needing to scale down because of the canvas limitation on a professional level (getting paid to design/layout) then I would recommend CadTools. It gives you another set measurement/sizing tools, effectively replacing the ones that come with Ai. You can set the scale within CadTools and it does all the 'Math' work for you, but really its like you are designing in 1:1. For my use, I make customer proofs on ledger sized paper 11x17 and use CadTool to design signs from a few inches to over 200'. Its industry standard to work with architect scale (ie 3/8" = 1') than Engr scale (ie 5:1); From city planners to contractors, to sign makers...

    CadTools also lets you easily work with multiple scales on the same spread, for example, you have a building elevation shown at 1/16"=1' scale with a banner superimposed on it. But you want to get a close up of the banner so you can show it at a 1/2" = 1' scale so the customer can see the details. All this on one page.

    So its really never Ai limiting my (and many others) ability to create 1:1 but the fact its designed to scale on a std size paper. Ledger size creates wonderful spreads on .PDFs or prints.

    So even if Ai got unlimited canvas sizes, im pretty sure multiple industries would stick to designing to standard sizes proofs they want to make... Leave 1:1 to the software that directly talks to the machines that produce them (ie Flexi to plotter, Onyx to printer, EnRoute to router)

    Don't be that guy that throws a random scaled drawing for someone to produce. Customers will appreciate the professionalism, and subcontractors will enjoy do work for you.

    Justin Raymond commented  · 

    Funny. No I dont work there. I use their products and have only spent approx $380 for about 4 years of use (and still counting.) There is plenty of value in the Plugin for my professional use and I only use about 10% of the functions.

    People spend $600/year for Adobe products and they barely do more the remove a few pimples in photos and draw a few shapes with text. Even better case; if you used most of the function in one program you are only a small percent of what you could use in the creative cloud. Yet, people still find value in this software when they could use something else.

    I use CADTools functions every day. It sets me apart from the competition and ability to work faster with its time-saving functions. It pays for itself after the first month of use.

    If you only see software as a dollar figure and not for the value it brings then you will never be on top. $380 now can bring in exponentially more later.

    Cheers.

    Justin Raymond commented  · 

    Sean,
    This is no excuse for Adobe not having the unlimited artboards but...

    Get CADTools plugin for AI. It adds a virtual scale to Illustrator. It's like working in 1:1, you won't even notice you aren't. Also, its the perfect companion add-on for any architect, engineer, or industrial designer as it has tons of VERY useful functions beyond a virtual scale. Even if Adobe added infinite artboards, I would call you crazy for not using it for the work you do...

    Justin Raymond commented  · 

    I've been wondering why this has been implemented for my whole professional career using Illustrator since the early 90s. It forever has been a staple program in my industry. The industry has submitted to having the scale since most things are bigger than a canvas size in Ai (sign industry).

    The better question why is the size limited? Adobe hasn't come up with a good enough reason to cap the canvas size and has failed to expand on why. No matter the workflow, it should be infinite. Similar programs (CorelDRAW, Flexi, etc.) run on 1:1 scale so why cant the industry leader do the same?

    Currently, the best way around this is to use CADTools which adds virtual scales to each layer in an Ai document. It has its limitations when sharing files to others w/o CADTools and having a whole new set of toolbars open. This would be such an easy thing to add to Ai instead of throwing thousands of dollars into 3rd party apps.

    Come on Adobe project managers, get the implemented ASAP! Quit listening to the headstrong senior officers that think they know what the end user wants even though they never use the program them self. Im sure Adobe has some heavy bureaucracy problems but someone needs to step up, risk their job, and be that Illustrator Hero the end-users have always wanted. That would guarantee a whole Wikipedia page dedicated to your heroic efforts. You will become that next wanted engineer from silicon valley that other companies would pay millions for. Do it!

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    Justin Raymond commented  · 

    I subscribe to this idea. Little functions like this have made other programs shine in the shadows on Adobe. Corel and Flexi were made by people who actually use the software. Adobe used to be that way but since the start of "cloud" it has shown it's only here to make money.

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    We have the fix available in the latest release. Please update Illustrator using Adobe Creative Cloud application to the latest build for version Illustrator CC 23.0.2
    NOTE:
    1. You will have to reset your toolbar once if it is already disturbed. refer to this knowledge base to see how you can reset – https://illustrator.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/1900963
    2. What we have fixed is the tool bar is no longer editable as long as it is not in the toolbar edit mode

    Please refer to our knowledge base FAQhttps://illustrator.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/1844590 if you face difficulty in update.
    Or get in touch with us at any of the other support channels – https://helpx.adobe.com/support.html

    Warm Regards,
    Ashutosh Chaturvedi | Sr. Quality Engineering Manager – Illustrator
    Adobe. Make It an Experience.

    Justin Raymond commented  · 

    Rather the tool is outlined or not depends on the user interface color you pick. In a light interface the black tool is solid, but in the dark interface the black tool is outlined. This only appears this way in the tool panel. When using the two primary selections tools they are only black or white with a tiny outline of the opposite color.
    By default:
    Selection Tool (Black Arrow) is on the top left. The shortcut is 'V'.
    Direct Selection Tool (White Arrow) is on the top right. The shortcut is 'A'.

    Justin Raymond commented  · 

    Re: "Yes the file above. I did a google search about deleting my preferences and every document says to delete a file called aiprefs but a search of my computer turned up no such file."

    Go here if you really want to clean adobe off your computer: https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/kb/cc-cleaner-tool-installation-problems.html
    There is a little cmd program Adobe has made that will wipe everything Adobe has installed on your computer. Searching for the files will not be possible.

    Also, are you just Resetting a custom toolbar you made? I recommend selecting the "advance" toolbar then hitting reset.

    Justin Raymond commented  · 

    There is a misunderstanding here. The fix is ONLY available in a pre-release build (23.0.2). I'm using it, and the tools are staying put. I was having to reset them at least a dozen times a day in Ai build 23.0.1.

    You can get the new version here. https://adobe.ly/1o2SDsg Read the notes from Ashutosh above. This install by-passes the typical CC downloader tool.

    Justin Raymond commented  · 

    Can someone make this post sticky?

    Many people are complaining it takes forever to rearrange the tools back to normal but Adobe has made a way to "reset" them back to normal, doesn't take much time at all. It's not ideal, the bug still needs to be fixed, tools should never move without you wanting them to. The reset button is the only things that keep me going on Ai 2019 because I find the rest of the update to be great.

    PRO-TIP:
    If you keep the standard layout (Basic or Advanced) just push the reset button. Click three dots at the bottom of the toolbar, then click the three lines w/ three dots at the top right of the window that just popped up, then click "Reset."

    If you have a custom tool layout, SAVE IT! Yes, you can save the layout. YouTube is your friend if you don't know how to already. Then repeat the steps above when the tools relocated by them selfs.

    Justin Raymond commented  · 

    Can someone make this post sticky?

    Many people are complaining it takes forever to rearrange the tools back to normal but Adobe has made a way to "reset" them back to normal, doesn't take much time at all. It's not ideal, the bug still needs to be fixed, tools should never move without you wanting them to. The reset button is the only things that keep me going on Ai 2019 because I find the rest of the update to be great.

    PRO-TIP:
    If you keep the standard layout (Basic or Advanced) just push the reset button. Click three dots at the bottom of the toolbar, then click the three lines w/ three dots at the top right of the window that just popped up, then click "Reset."

    If you have a custom tool layout, SAVE IT! Yes, you can save the layout. YouTube is your friend if you don't know how to already. Then repeat the steps above when the tools relocated by them selfs.

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    Justin Raymond commented  · 

    I too want my tools to stop moving. It's frustrating and happens about 5 times a day. Why its taking forever to fix a critical bug? Probably some senior project manager (that does even use the program) flexing thinking he knows what the end-users needs and has not prioritized this... You don't even have to make it lock, just fix the dang bug first!

    Adobe made a function where you can lock the workspace in Photoshop, this is great. They need to bring this to Illustrator. The function to lock the workspace could even lock the toolbar. Mind-blowing... Brilliant... Hope to see this in the next update.

    PRO-TIP:
    I get similarly frustrated with all the comments here saying they manual reset their tools instead of using the "Reset" button which puts everything back how it was... If you keep the standard layout (Basic or Advanced) just push the reset button. Click three dots at the bottom of the toolbar, then click the three lines w/ three dots at the top right of the window that just popped up, then click "Reset."

    If you have a custom tool layout, SAVE IT! Yes, you can save the layout. YouTube is your friend if you don't know how to already. Then repeat the steps above when the tools relocated by them selfs.

    You're welcome.

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    Planned  ·  4 comments  ·  Illustrator Feature Requests » User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Justin Raymond commented  · 

    It needs a right click on the object to unlock just that item. You could spend several minutes finding it on the layers panel to unlock just one object. But we all know it would be much faster to right click on the exact object right in front of your face. Time Saver. Doesn't even need a silly lock icon on the object.

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