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Imprecise drawing problems.

New Here ,
Jul 22, 2021 Jul 22, 2021

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Using AI 2021. I am trying to make a repeat pattern. I created a 25mm square for the shape, and am moving objects within it. When I try to move an object precisely, using the move function and typing in 25mm, it moves the object about 26.5 instead. I've tried this several times with the same result. I need it to be 25mm, not another amount.

I've also noticed when I use the sizing box to create a rectangle, it always tweaks the desired size a bit. If I type, say, 100 X 50 mm, it makes it like 100.045 X 49.675, just slightly off. This is extremely annoying as I often work in scale, so sizing something 1000% with that kind of error makes a difference.

Finally, whenever I hit the S key to scale something, it automatically puts in some really strange random amounts. Like, -19.85%, or .01%. Really weird.

What is going on with Illustrator??

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Jul 22, 2021 Jul 22, 2021

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Check if any of the Snap to options are on in the View menu.

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Jul 29, 2021 Jul 29, 2021

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That seemed to do the trick! Thank you very much!

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Jul 30, 2021 Jul 30, 2021

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Good to hear that helped.

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Jul 22, 2021 Jul 22, 2021

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Sounds like the kind of things you'll see when the Use Preview Bounds preference is enabled.

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Jul 29, 2021 Jul 29, 2021

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Thanks, I unchecked this (I have no idea what that even means!).  I still get weird scale amounts when I try to scale things. This isn't a huge problem, it's just weird and kind of annoying.

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