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Group edit compound paths?

Community Beginner ,
Jan 21, 2024 Jan 21, 2024

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I have had to import a plot from pdf to edit (the data isn't available on its own). However, there are 1000s of data points, so editing each individually is nearly impossible. The data points show as compound paths, with a few points in each 'path' (pictured). I would like to change the shape of all of these from diamonds to circles. Is there a way to do this easily, so I don't have to just add a new point over every single existing point?

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Community Beginner , Jan 21, 2024 Jan 21, 2024

Actually, I have figured it all out, but thank you! I released all of the compound paths, then used 'Select Similar Objects' and then effect -> convert to shape to get circles. Then to resize I used object -> transform -> transform each.

 

 

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Jan 21, 2024 Jan 21, 2024

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can you share a file to play with? it doesn't have to be the whole file, if you can make a subset that would be enough

 

is releasing the compound paths an option?

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Sure, here is a testing file on Adobe cloud: https://shared-assets.adobe.com/link/736420b0-fc89-47a0-4207-2e42d3942637. I'm not super familiar with Illustrator, so even if releasing the compound paths was an option, I'm still not sure how to change the shape of each point as a group, rather than individually. 

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Jan 21, 2024 Jan 21, 2024

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Just an update, I am able to release the compound paths. So now the question is changing the shape of all points at one time. 

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Actually, I have figured it all out, but thank you! I released all of the compound paths, then used 'Select Similar Objects' and then effect -> convert to shape to get circles. Then to resize I used object -> transform -> transform each.

 

 

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Awesome! glad to hear you found a solution on your own 👍

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