Shape dimensions don't adjust when shape rotated

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Jun 13, 2020 Jun 13, 2020

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When I create a shape such as a rectangle the dimensions are correct. But if I rotate the shape the horizontal and vertical dimensions don't switch. Is there a way to change this? See screenshot below for clearer example.

 

Original shape with correct dimensionsOriginal shape with correct dimensions

Rotated shape, but dimensions haven't switched.Rotated shape, but dimensions haven't switched.

 

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Adobe Community Professional , Jun 13, 2020 Jun 13, 2020
That is correct, the dimensions of the shape don't change. Have a look at Window > Transform panel. You will see that the properties of the shape are different from the W/H.

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Jun 13, 2020 Jun 13, 2020

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That is correct, the dimensions of the shape don't change.

Have a look at Window > Transform panel.

You will see that the properties of the shape are different from the W/H.

 

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Feb 10, 2022 Feb 10, 2022

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Is this a recent change with Illustrator? I have been using the program for over 10yrs on a daily bases and the size always swapped when a shape was rotated. Makes it hella confusing when trying to design signage..haha

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Feb 11, 2022 Feb 11, 2022

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This is true for Shape objects, like ellipses, rectangles and polygons.

Look in the expanded Transform panel. The top part shows the behaviour you want, the bottom part the size of the shape.

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Is this a recent change with Illustrator?


By @JacyntaDS

 

It's been the case since 2015, when live shapes were introduced.

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