How to remove (or reduce threshold) for auto closing paths when using the pencil tool?

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Nov 29, 2020 Nov 29, 2020

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Incredibly frustrating to have Illustrator auto close paths when drawing with the pencil. How to turn this feature off?

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Nov 29, 2020 Nov 29, 2020

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Can you please elaborate what exactly you want to do?

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Thanks for the response. When using illustrator on the iPad, I can use the pencil to draw a line, but once done drawing, Illustrator automatically joins the end of the line with the beginning of the line. I was attempting to draw on an A2 sized page, so the distance between the end and start of the line drawn was approx 1cm. I understand the usefulness of auto join, but how do I disable this to simply draw? Or reduce the auto join threshold to 1mm? Thank you!

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Jan 23, 2021 Jan 23, 2021

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I'm having the same problem, did you find a solution?

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Sep 11, 2021 Sep 11, 2021

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Thank you for posting about this! I was all excited about using Illustrator to trace images for a project, but after 5 minutes of this auto joining I got really frustrated. I will find another tracing app in the meantime while waiting for an update. Urgh.

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Sep 11, 2021 Sep 11, 2021

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I see your point - when using the pencil tool, there's no option to turn off the feature, and the distance threshold is quite large. Ideally, there could be an on/off toggle as well as a threshold that could be adjusted.

 

I recommend that you request this feature using the in-app suggestion available under App Settings > Help.

 

I will update the subject line on this thread to add the this is related to the "Pencil" tool.

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