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Stroke weights now included in object size and position.

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Jun 30, 2020

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I've just noticed this and hope I can explain it properly. Previously if you made a shape or whatever, the XY coordinates and the size of the object would be based purely on the actual path size and position. Now I notice it's changed and includes the weight of the stroke of the item in this too. So if you increase the stroke weight, the width and height of your item change with it. If you use an align tool to make two items touch side by side it now touches at the outside of the stroke rather than on the path line itself.

 

It's always been like this in InDesign (where it annoyed the hell out of me when trying to accurately size things) and now seems to have sneaked into Illustrator too. I can see that in some instances this might be useful, but I feel it's something that should be able to be decided in Preferences so you can choose which way suits what you're trying to do. Is there some way I can switch this back to how it was?

OK, just found another post about this as a related conversation and unchecking "Use Preview Bounds" seems to get this back to how it was. Not sure how this ended up switched on in the first place!

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Stroke weights now included in object size and position.

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I've just noticed this and hope I can explain it properly. Previously if you made a shape or whatever, the XY coordinates and the size of the object would be based purely on the actual path size and position. Now I notice it's changed and includes the weight of the stroke of the item in this too. So if you increase the stroke weight, the width and height of your item change with it. If you use an align tool to make two items touch side by side it now touches at the outside of the stroke rather than on the path line itself.

 

It's always been like this in InDesign (where it annoyed the hell out of me when trying to accurately size things) and now seems to have sneaked into Illustrator too. I can see that in some instances this might be useful, but I feel it's something that should be able to be decided in Preferences so you can choose which way suits what you're trying to do. Is there some way I can switch this back to how it was?

OK, just found another post about this as a related conversation and unchecking "Use Preview Bounds" seems to get this back to how it was. Not sure how this ended up switched on in the first place!

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OK, just found another post about this as a related conversation and unchecking "Use Preview Bounds" seems to get this back to how it was. Not sure how this ended up switched on in the first place!

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