Same stroke setting but the stroke width display different between the two shape

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This happened to me after I use a Pathfinder tool: Divide. The stroke setting of both 2 paths (the inner circle) was: "1 pt", "align stroke to center". 

My solution to this problem is:

Change the stroke setting of the selected path (blue line) to "align stroke to outside" > Extend appearance > Ungroup > Select outline path and delete > Select the other path after "extend appearance" > Change the stroke setting to: "1 pt", "align stroke to center". 

This worked! They have had the same stroke display on the screen. However, I want to understand what could be the reason for the different display after using "Divide" (Pathfinder).

 

Thank you.

 

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Sounds like you have an appearance attribute that is fouling this up. Could be at the group or path level. Would be best to have a copy of the file.

 

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Same stroke setting but the stroke width display different between the two shape

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This happened to me after I use a Pathfinder tool: Divide. The stroke setting of both 2 paths (the inner circle) was: "1 pt", "align stroke to center". 

My solution to this problem is:

Change the stroke setting of the selected path (blue line) to "align stroke to outside" > Extend appearance > Ungroup > Select outline path and delete > Select the other path after "extend appearance" > Change the stroke setting to: "1 pt", "align stroke to center". 

This worked! They have had the same stroke display on the screen. However, I want to understand what could be the reason for the different display after using "Divide" (Pathfinder).

 

Thank you.

 

sleepycatvn_0-1608475663480.png

 

 
 
 
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Correct answer by MikeGondek | Adobe Community Professional

Sounds like you have an appearance attribute that is fouling this up. Could be at the group or path level. Would be best to have a copy of the file.

 

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appearance flyout >> clear appearance

recolor everything

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Impossible to tell without seeing the file (before pathfinder)

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Thank you for your suggestion. I will provide more steps in the pictures below.

1. Create two circulated compound paths with "Ellipse" and "Line".AnnV_VN_0-1608545724241.png

2. Extend the lines and make them to a shape with "Pen tool".

AnnV_VN_2-1608545931964.png

3. Divide (Pathfinder tool) with two selected paths: The inner circle compound path and the extended-from-line path.

AnnV_VN_3-1608546188017.png ----Divide>---> 

AnnV_VN_4-1608546231367.png -----Ungroup and recolor----> 

AnnV_VN_5-1608546296773.png

I will zoom in to see the difference:

AnnV_VN_6-1608546348730.png

And the stroke setting is:

AnnV_VN_7-1608546389326.png

But when I change the stroke setting: ("Align stroke to center" --> "Align stroke to outside")

AnnV_VN_9-1608546455259.png

Now they can look the same:

AnnV_VN_10-1608546538828.png

But this setting does not create a desirable outcome that I want to achieve.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Overall, the stroke in the blue path cannot be seen on the inside.

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Sounds like you have an appearance attribute that is fouling this up. Could be at the group or path level. Would be best to have a copy of the file.

 

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appearance flyout >> clear appearance

recolor everything

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Yes, you right. I checked out the Appearance panel and see the difference between these two paths.

So I change from this:

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To this: 

AnnV_VN_1-1608780717862.png

And it solves the problem.

Thank you a lot!

 

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