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Philip Osborne

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    Philip Osborne commented  · 

    Why do architects keep commenting on this and comparing their work to our work? Of course you, as architects, work to scale, because the thing you are producing on Illustrator isn't the final product, it's a plan of the final product, by it's very nature it is designed to be at scale. It might be printed out or displayed on a screen at A2 or A1 size and so that's the largest size you need to be able to work at in Illustrator.

    But how would you feel, when you came to actually building your final product (a house or whatever) and found that none of your construction equipment could move or reach further than 5 metres? Or that the units on your tape measures and laser guides were all limited to 5 metres? How would you feel if the manufacturers of your construction equipment said "Well, just pretend it's 50 metres instead of 5 metres and you should be able to work around it then!"

    That's a closer analogy to what we're experiencing. For those of us who are producing graphics as the final product (and not just a plan of a final product) and that need to be output at full size, that need to communicate directly from Illustrator to a printer or plotter at full-size, that need to see how raster elements included into a vector design will appear at full-size, we are being restricted and hamstrung by the limitations artifically imposed in Illustrator, they need removing or fixing!

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    20 comments  ·  Illustrator (Desktop) Bugs » Other...  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Philip Osborne commented  · 

    Almost two years since this was reported! Any sign of a fix yet??

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