Polar Grid Tool Enabled, Does Nothing?

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Mar 06, 2021 Mar 06, 2021

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New to Illustrator, and I want to create concentric circles. A YouTube video shows how this can be done with the Polar Grid Tool. I see the tool in the toolbox, but how do I select it to use it? Clicking on the tool does nothing, as when I then come to the artboar, there is no cross, just the regular pointer.

 

 

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Adobe Community Professional , Mar 07, 2021 Mar 07, 2021
The three dots are for configuring the toolbar. Not for using the tools.   In order to get the tool, go to Window > Tools > Advanced. Select the polar grid tool Use the tool.

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Mar 06, 2021 Mar 06, 2021

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Without any info about your system and document nobody can tell you much. Could be anything. Start by turning off hardware-acceleration. Some of those less used tools that create complex shapes may simply cause drawing issues in GPU mode.

 

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Please show a screenshot of your Illustrator window as you see it with the tool selected.

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Thanks for the assistance to you both. Here's a screenshot, where the Polar Grid Tool is revealed after clicking on the three dots, rather than under the Line Segment Tool. I notice that the Line Segment Tool is disabled. Being a beginner, I am thinking there's some sort of preliminary hoops to jump through for any new project?

 

Ah, figured it out. I had to drag the tool from the 3-dot holding category over to the main tool box, and now the tool works. Thanks!

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The three dots are for configuring the toolbar. Not for using the tools.

 

In order to get the tool, go to Window > Tools > Advanced.

Select the polar grid tool

Use the tool.

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Wondering how to make the polar grid lines white? Any pointers there?

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Ah, figured it out. Using the Stroke tool, I was able to make the grid lines white.

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