I want to draw adjacent lines with a thickness (say 6pt) that touch each other. It's probably easier to see in the diagram below. I want the red and blues lines to abutt each other without any gaps or overlaps.
I can obviously tweek it until it looks right, but I wondered if there was an easier way?
Many thanks in advance,
You could try: Use the object menu --> path --> Offset Path (with 6pt) to create a circumferentially enlarged duplicate of your "red" path. (You may need to touch up a little in the sharp corners). Then drag this duplicate off the "blue" path with the pathfinder.
That is so difficult.
I would turn the problem completely around.
I would try to:
Here I used the eraser at 10pts width and strokes at 5pts
Because I don't know any better, I'd just use the transform tool. (It's almost vertical so 6pt up with copy).
If you're doing this 50 times a day then sure, a process would be nice, but for one off, this seems the easiest and quickest.
Happy New Year! Sorry for not replying sooner (Christmas and all that).
Thanks for all your suggestions; the solution for me was a combination of them! In the end I drew the line where needed it with a thickness of 6pt, then I used Object > Path > Outline Stroke and deleted the bits I didn't need, leaving me with two 'parallel' lines. I then applied a thickness of 6pt to each line.
As an aside; When I tried the 'Offset Path' method, it was in mm rather than point size. I assume there is a preference I can set somewhere?
Cheers and thanks again for your help,
… As an aside; When I tried the 'Offset Path' method, it was in mm rather than point size. I assume there is a preference I can set somewhere? …
What unit of measurement are your rulers set to?