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Advice needed: Creating an empty point in the centre of an object

Explorer ,
May 23, 2024 May 23, 2024

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Hi, I wonder if anyone can help. I have a document with a series of (many) circles —kind of like a halftone pattern. I'm planning to pen plot this image but I don't want the pen to draw the circles, but to simply place a single dot in the centre of each circle. In order to do this I think I'll need to put an empty point in the centre of each circle. Is there a way to do this? Maybe using a script? I've attached images here

 

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This is a crop of the artwork

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This is what I want to do. Place a point in the centre of each circle and then delete all the circles.

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Community Expert , May 23, 2024 May 23, 2024

Make a single anchor point. It needs to be at the top in the stacking order.

Select all the circles and the point and run this script: https://kelsocartography.com/scripts/scripts/nvkelso/findAndReplaceGraphic_centered_v2.jsx 

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May 23, 2024 May 23, 2024

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Make a single anchor point. It needs to be at the top in the stacking order.

Select all the circles and the point and run this script: https://kelsocartography.com/scripts/scripts/nvkelso/findAndReplaceGraphic_centered_v2.jsx 

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OOoooh. Thanks, I'll try this out!

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