Bounding box centers disappear when adding guides-?

Community Beginner ,
Jan 02, 2018 Jan 02, 2018

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For years I've been using the bounding box "centers" to place guides. Now, when I start to drag a guide, the "centers" of the bounding boxes disappear, so I can't place the guide. Because I draw lots of signs, this function is very useful to what I do, so without it I'm at a loss. Why was this feature removed?

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Adobe Community Professional , Jan 02, 2018 Jan 02, 2018
With symmetrical shapes like a circle, the default is that you will see a center point when the object is selected. For asymmetrical shapes the default is no center point; however, you can add a center point in the Attributes panel.When there is a center point, you can see it in View > Outline even when the object is not selected.

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Jan 02, 2018 Jan 02, 2018

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With symmetrical shapes like a circle, the default is that you will see a center point when the object is selected. For asymmetrical shapes the default is no center point; however, you can add a center point in the Attributes panel.

When there is a center point, you can see it in View > Outline even when the object is not selected.

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 18, 2021 Mar 18, 2021

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Nope, didn't worked for me.

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Mar 10, 2021 Mar 10, 2021

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Hi, have you found a real answer about this question? If so could you share it with me please? Thanks in advance.

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 18, 2021 Mar 18, 2021

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Ugh... I have the same problem! Any soulutions?? Ansvers?? Thanks!

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 03, 2021 Apr 03, 2021

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Me too, I'd like the real answer to this question, the one from Barbara Ash seems to have completly missed the point! I used to line guides with bounding box centre points and perimiters all the time, now when you select the guide to move it, it treats the guide as if it were a new object and the previously selected object which you want to lock onto becomes deselected and loses it's bounding box. Given all the amazing stuff that Illustrator is capable of, I can't quite understand the logic behind this, am I missing something?

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Apr 03, 2021 Apr 03, 2021

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From a similar thread:

pixxxelschubser_0-1617485396449.png

What exactly do you mean?

  • Selected or not?
  • Smart guides on or of?
  • Your setting in Attribute Panel?

 

center point off - selected

centerPoint_01.png

 

center point on - selected

centerPoint_02.png

 

center point on - deselected

centerPoint_05.png

 

center point on - selected

centerPoint_03.png

 

(hovering with) mouse pointer over the center point while Smart Guides are activated

centerPoint_04.png

  

 

By @pixxxelschubser

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