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Symbols dimensions include the stoke weight:

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I create a symbol out of a simple rectangle of 1038 x 275 mm with a stroke weight of 4 mm.

in the properties, the symbol dimensions are 1039.445 x 276.445 mm.
when I edit the symbol I get the original dimensions! when I save - they change again.
(the option of "show preview bounds" is unchecked. so is the option "scale line and graphics".)
I work on a mac 10.15.4 and latest adobe cloud version.

any ideas how to avoid that?

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Correct answer by Kurt Gold | Adobe Community Professional

You can avoid that by making the symbol out of an object that has no stroke. Then apply a stroke to the symbol instance via Appearance palette.

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Symbols dimensions include the stoke weight:

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I create a symbol out of a simple rectangle of 1038 x 275 mm with a stroke weight of 4 mm.

in the properties, the symbol dimensions are 1039.445 x 276.445 mm.
when I edit the symbol I get the original dimensions! when I save - they change again.
(the option of "show preview bounds" is unchecked. so is the option "scale line and graphics".)
I work on a mac 10.15.4 and latest adobe cloud version.

any ideas how to avoid that?

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Correct answer by Kurt Gold | Adobe Community Professional

You can avoid that by making the symbol out of an object that has no stroke. Then apply a stroke to the symbol instance via Appearance palette.

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You can avoid that by making the symbol out of an object that has no stroke. Then apply a stroke to the symbol instance via Appearance palette.

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rossignol,

 

Apart from the exquisite solution by Kurt, it sounds as if your Stroke Weight is (a wee bit larger than) 4 pt rather than 4 mm.

 

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