Can someone share script that draw line between centers of two elipses

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Apr 13, 2022 Apr 13, 2022

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I need a script that draws line (stroke: 1, yellow) between center of two randomly placed <Ellipse> objects on the artboard. Ellipses size is 10x10 and they cannot be symbols. Elipses cannot have different names, there name should be <Ellipse> .

 

My goal is to select the two green ellipses, run the script and get the line between the centers.

 

End goal example: 

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Adobe Community Professional , Apr 13, 2022 Apr 13, 2022
You may use this action: Connector 1 Instruction: - Download and unzip the file - In the Actions palette, import the action set connector_1.aia - Select two circles (or any other shape) - Run the action connector_1

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Advocate , Apr 13, 2022 Apr 13, 2022
// select 2 ellipses var s = app.selection; var path1 = activeDocument.pathItems.add(); path1.setEntirePath([[s[0].left + s[0].width / 2, s[0].top - s[0].height / 2], [s[1].left + s[1].width / 2, s[1].top - s[1].height / 2]]); var color1 = new RGBColor; color1.red = color1.green = 255; color1.blue = 0; path1.strokeColor = color1; path1.strokeWidth = 1;

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You may use this action:

 

Connector 1

 

Instruction:

 

- Download and unzip the file
- In the Actions palette, import the action set connector_1.aia
- Select two circles (or any other shape)
- Run the action connector_1

 

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Thank you!

It worked properly besides it makes the line green.

Thank you for the fast response!

 

Quick question. Do you think the action can be modified for the line to be yellow and below the two selected circles?

 

Thank you in advance for your time! You are amazing. 🙂

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Yes, that's possible, of course.

 

See: Connector 2

 

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// select 2 ellipses
var s = app.selection;
var path1 = activeDocument.pathItems.add();
path1.setEntirePath([[s[0].left + s[0].width / 2, s[0].top - s[0].height / 2], 
                     [s[1].left + s[1].width / 2, s[1].top - s[1].height / 2]]);
var color1 = new RGBColor;
color1.red = color1.green = 255;
color1.blue = 0;
path1.strokeColor = color1;
path1.strokeWidth = 1;

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Thank you for the script and your time! Have in mind that something does not work in it. But I already got a solution to my problem from the previous comment.

 

Thank you again for your time I really appreciate it!

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Have in mind that something does not work in it.

 

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By @D.S..


your top layer must be visible and unlocked to avoid that error

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Ok I have tested it and it is working the way you mentioned.

 

Thank you! 🙂

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Is it possible to modify the script to lock the line only after creating it?

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Apr 14, 2022 Apr 14, 2022

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here you go

 

// select 2 ellipses
var s = app.selection;
var path1 = activeDocument.pathItems.add();
path1.setEntirePath([[s[0].left + s[0].width / 2, s[0].top - s[0].height / 2], 
                     [s[1].left + s[1].width / 2, s[1].top - s[1].height / 2]]);
                     
path1.move (s[s.length-1], ElementPlacement.PLACEAFTER);
                     
var color1 = new RGBColor;
color1.red = 255;
color1.green = 255;
color1.blue = 0;
path1.strokeColor = color1;
path1.strokeWidth = 1;

path1.locked = true;

 

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