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Bounding box disappears while moving objects in Illustrator

Explorer ,
May 25, 2020 May 25, 2020

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Hi,

 

I have a problem where the bounding box (blue highlight) disappears, ONLY when moving an object – it's there when I select the object but when I drag it it disappears. This has just started happening and I'm sure I've accidentally hit the wrong keyboard shortcut somewhere along the line but I can't work out how to fix the issue.

 

Any thoughts much appreciated.

 

Cheers,

 

Rob

 

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Community Expert , Jun 01, 2020 Jun 01, 2020

That is called Real Time Drawing & Editing.

The bounding box has been always hidden when moved.

What you probably mean (I guess) is that the object edges are hidden.

Turn off Real Time Drawing & Editing or GPU preview to get the edges back.

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Explorer , Jun 02, 2020 Jun 02, 2020

Yes, I did indeed mean the object edges

Turning off Real Time Drawing & Editing has got my edges back (which I find useful), Thank You!

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Participant ,
Mar 22, 2023 Mar 22, 2023

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Working with it now and yes after de-selecting the "real time..." BS feature, the bounding box is visible when actually moving an object which is what is really useful when creating precise artwork for print production

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 23, 2023 Mar 23, 2023

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I think you are mistaking the bounding box with the object's outline. 
By turning Real-time drawing and editing, you get to see the outline of the object only.
Bounding box is still missing. Here is what I mean:

Animandic_0-1679564657704.png

 

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Participant ,
Mar 31, 2023 Mar 31, 2023

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By turning Real-Time drawing and editing on I no longer see etither the Bounding box or the outline when moving an object. Totally useless feature when working with precise artwork for print production especially for very expensive projects.

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Community Expert ,
Mar 31, 2023 Mar 31, 2023

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Totally useless feature when working with precise artwork for print production especially for very expensive projects.


By @iD3Z1GN

 

Not everyone does precise artwork all the time (or at all). People have been asking for the feature for a long time.

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Community Beginner ,
May 27, 2023 May 27, 2023

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@Ton Frederiks Thank you for that answer! It's been driving me crazy not to be able to line-up objects, especially on corners.

 

BTW, the bounding box has NOT always been hidden when moved. The center handles are often used for line-ups in more technical work.

 

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