Scaling and locking points in Illustrator

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May 08, 2022 May 08, 2022

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Is there any way to lock some points in an Illustrator shape when scaling? 

 

I have a series of technical wood laser cut puzzles that I need to scale up to a larger size but keep the same distance for the cutouts to slot into. Is there a simple way to do this? 

 

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Adobe Community Professional , May 09, 2022 May 09, 2022
ETrapp, As I (mis)understand it, if you are using stroked paths as the basis for the division into puzzle pieces, you can just scale up with Scale Strokes & Effects unticked. If you have started out by creating stroked paths as the basis for the division into puzzle pieces, and then outlined those paths, I believe the straightforward way is to go back to the original stroked paths and scale up, with Scale Strokes & Effects unticked.

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ETrapp,

 

As I (mis)understand it, if you are using stroked paths as the basis for the division into puzzle pieces, you can just scale up with Scale Strokes & Effects unticked.

 

If you have started out by creating stroked paths as the basis for the division into puzzle pieces, and then outlined those paths, I believe the straightforward way is to go back to the original stroked paths and scale up, with Scale Strokes & Effects unticked.

 

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In case Jacob's suggestion does not work with your files, I'd recommend to provide at least one sample Illustrator file, so one may have a look at it.

 

Also, which version of Illustrator are you using?

 

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