Select a point below another point

New Here ,
May 28, 2021 May 28, 2021

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When I select an object below another one and try to select a point on it the object above is selected instead.
If there is a point on the same location on the object above it is even harder.
I usually have to isolate the object below and as I usually align the points of various objects it gets difficult to edit any object that is not above everything.

Is thete a way to restrict the selection to the points of the selected object?

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May 28, 2021 May 28, 2021

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The behaviour you describe does not seem to happen in the most recent version(s) of Illustrator.

 

Which version of Illustrator are you using?

 

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May 28, 2021 May 28, 2021

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I use illustrator 25.2.1
Sorry but it does happen.

I have attached 2 images to show it.

In image 2.png I selected the torso line in order to select and move the leftmost point.

When I click on it I inadvertently select the arm which is above the torso as shown in 1.png.

 

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Probably it may happen.

 

Can you share one or two sample Illustrator files with instructions to reproduce the selection issue?

 

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May 28, 2021 May 28, 2021

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I tred to upload the files but got this message
The attachment's 1.ai content type (application/postscript) does not match its file extension and has been removed.

They are very ordinary illustrator files.

The issue occurs when I work in outline mode which is most of the time.

I also work with smart guides on to precisely align points and lines and it makes the issue worse because it turns the points below inaccessible.

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Jun 11, 2021 Jun 11, 2021

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Hi, my post has no answer yet
This issue really hinders my workflow

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Jun 11, 2021 Jun 11, 2021

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In Outline mode I can confirm the (mis)behaviour. It works well in Preview mode.

 

You may report it as a bug at the Uservoice section of this forum.

 

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Thank you very much
I have posted a request there

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