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Working with Large Canvas in Illustrator 2020 (24.2)

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Just updated to the new version of Illustrator ( 24.2 ..64bit for PC ).

Update said 100X Canvas size.. anyone know where to do that..I'm not seeing it anywhere.

 

 

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Create a document larger than 227 inches in any dimension. Illustrator will inform you it's using Large Canvas. It's the same as the old canvas, except the units are 10x greater and you can zoom in 10x less. Pay attention to these caveats:

https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/kb/large-sized-canvas-troubleshooting.html

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Working with Large Canvas in Illustrator 2020 (24.2)

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Just updated to the new version of Illustrator ( 24.2 ..64bit for PC ).

Update said 100X Canvas size.. anyone know where to do that..I'm not seeing it anywhere.

 

 

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Create a document larger than 227 inches in any dimension. Illustrator will inform you it's using Large Canvas. It's the same as the old canvas, except the units are 10x greater and you can zoom in 10x less. Pay attention to these caveats:

https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/kb/large-sized-canvas-troubleshooting.html

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Create a document larger than 227 inches in any dimension. Illustrator will inform you it's using Large Canvas. It's the same as the old canvas, except the units are 10x greater and you can zoom in 10x less. Pay attention to these caveats:

https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/kb/large-sized-canvas-troubleshooting.html

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..so the artboard really isn't any larger..Adobe just changes the default scale from 1:1  to  1:10. Saying you made the artboard larger isn't really accurate. All of us that design larger then 227" were already working in scale as a work around. This is actually going to cause more problems then if fixes. For instance..a designer will think they've created something that's 20' x 20'..and tell the print house the graphic is full size...but what they have actually done is created a graphic that's 2' x 2'. Not the end of the world in vector..but if there are raster elements in the file and they haven't calculated for the 10x scale increase with resolution there will be problems.

I'm a bit disappointed in the way this feature was marketed.

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... and where do you read that in the document?

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I agree, it seems like a missed opportunity. I don't know if your concerns will hold up though -- you can export a ten metre wide PDF, for instance, and raster effects seem to be scaled 10x too. I suppose it depends on the individual printers.

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I agree i was really excited when I read the "Large Canvases" in the update text, but this implimentation is pretty disapointing. I already work in 1:4 scale most of the time and use the CadTools dimensioning plug in, so this is not much help, and in fact it does cause problems when using the Copy/Paste commands.

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Speaking of the default scale - I noticed this as well. Using ExtendScript, how do I access the scale of the document?

 

I have an Adobe Extension that utilizes the size of the artboard in the logic; however, on a "large canvas" artboard, the dimensions returned are 1/10 their original value. For example, an artboard that is 400 inches wide returns 40 when I use ExtendScript `app.activeDocument.width`

 

How can I get the scale of the document via ExtendScript, or any other way to detect a "large canvas"?

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My guess is that since Illustrator is just working at scale on your behalf, you can't.

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