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Transform Values are Way Off than Artboard Size

New Here ,
Mar 30, 2022 Mar 30, 2022

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Hi,

I have a frustrating problem that makes locating or changing the location of objects very difficult for me. I create my artworks in A3 size and change the size of the artwork later if necessary. For example the image below shows that artboard size is 12x18 inches, and the selected object is centered to artboard. If you look at X and Y values you will see weird numbers even though they should be X=6 in and Y=9. I don't know what triggers that and I don't know how to solve this. This is an issue I experience with most of my files. Is there a way to somehow reset location values to what they should have been?

There are no visible or hidden guides, or any other objects in the file.

 

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Community Expert , Mar 31, 2022 Mar 31, 2022

Or double click the intersection of the rulers (upper left) to reset the 0/0 point.

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Mar 30, 2022 Mar 30, 2022

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Those are global measurements (i.e. the entire canvas). Go to View > Rulers > Change to Artboard Rulers

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Mar 30, 2022 Mar 30, 2022

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OK, this changed things but still not the thing I asked. When I make the changes you suggested Artboard center becomes X=0 and Y=0 even though it should be X= (artboard width/2) and Y= (artboard height/2). Am I missing something here?

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Mar 30, 2022 Mar 30, 2022

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Change the artboard reference point in the artboard options.

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Mar 31, 2022 Mar 31, 2022

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Or double click the intersection of the rulers (upper left) to reset the 0/0 point.

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Apr 07, 2022 Apr 07, 2022

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Thank you Ton! Dragging and dropping the intersection of the rulers to top left of the artboard reset the 0/0 point as I asked.

All the best.

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Apr 07, 2022 Apr 07, 2022

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Good to hear that helped.

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