My Pen Tool is missing the path line

New Here ,
Mar 15, 2021 Mar 15, 2021

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Hey everybody. I wonder if anyone else is having the same issue here. Since updating to 22.3 I have lost my path 'lines'. The anchors are all there but there's no path between them. Pre existing paths are all fine but if I want to add a new one, I can't. In my screen shot you can see where I am trying to exclude part of one object from another.

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Mar 15, 2021 Mar 15, 2021

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The bug has been acknowledged, a work-around is to maintain a Work Path when working on named Paths. 

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 21, 2021 Mar 21, 2021

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Hi, do you know if there is any sign of solving this problem? I can not work with this error 😞 and get very frustrated! There is no option of chancing previous math paths if they already have a name.... 

 

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Mar 22, 2021 Mar 22, 2021

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»There is no option of chancing previous math paths if they already have a name.... «

That seems untrue here; did you maintain a Work Path? 

Could you please post screenshots with the pertinent Panels (Toolbar, Paths, Layers, Options Bar, …) visible? 

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 22, 2021 Mar 22, 2021

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The first time a make a path (temporary path) it will work fine (left path), but when i make it a path with a name (pad 2) and draw again on the same layer it will only show dots with no lines between them. And the lines are really not there, because when i make a selection from the path it will show nothing, Only a selection of the path on the left, they are in the same path layer for shure.

 
Working on a new Macbook M1

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 23, 2021 Mar 23, 2021

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I told you to maintain a Work Path while working on named Paths. 

There is no Work Path in your screenshot. 

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 23, 2021 Mar 23, 2021

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This is not how i use a work path's for 20 years now.... the solution to just have one path is not a workable solution to me. A work path layer can contain multiple closed small paths (for example for a, free standing photo object imported to InDesign). And can be modified after you made it a named path, this is not the case now, i only get dots, no lines.


And ther are 3 work path layers in my screenshot.... i don't know what you mean by "There is no Work Path in your screenshot"
 

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Mar 23, 2021 Mar 23, 2021

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»the solution to just have one path is not a workable solution to me«

It is also not what I said. 

 

Again: Please maintain a Work Path and work on however many named Paths (edit: with varying numbers of subPathItems) you want (I know there is a limit on the number of Paths but I can’t remember what it is). 

bugReportPenToolUnconnectedPathPoints2.gif

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Mar 23, 2021 Mar 23, 2021

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bugReportPenToolUnconnectedPathPoints3.gif

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 23, 2021 Mar 23, 2021

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Thank for your replay again 🙂
But this does not work on my Mac. I get no lines :-(, no path.

See screenshot.

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Mar 23, 2021 Mar 23, 2021

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As I mentioned several times you need to maintain a WORK PATH.

Work on the named Path, just leave the Work Path …  

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 23, 2021 Mar 23, 2021

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Please look at the gif I posted; there is a Work Path and there are named Paths. 
And working on the named Paths is possible as previously. 

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New Here ,
Mar 23, 2021 Mar 23, 2021

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I could add to the above that in order to start a 'work path' you simply start drawing a path with the pen tool. Do not click 'new path' first.

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 23, 2021 Mar 23, 2021

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That is not an option in my case as mentioned before. I need to modify paths, not only make new ones.

 

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 23, 2021 Mar 23, 2021

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And i said serveral times: that dos not work on my mac.
But i going to contact adobe for it, hope they can help.
Thank you for trying to help me, but this is not working true this way.

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Mar 23, 2021 Mar 23, 2021

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You have not done what you have been asked to do so obviously the result is not as intended. 

Where is the Work Path in your screenshot? There is none. 

Screenshot 2021-03-23 at 11.23.21.png

In my gif there was one. 

Screenshot 2021-03-23 at 11.23.16.png

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Mar 23, 2021 Mar 23, 2021

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Is your application language dutch? 

If so that is not much help to me because I don’t speak that language but I suspect »Work Path« might be something like »Werkpad«. 

 

As @b1gjust explained a Work Path is the Path that gets created when one simply uses the Pen Tool without creating a Path first and that one can change to a regular Path by double-clicking it in the Layers Panel and giving it a name. 

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 23, 2021 Mar 23, 2021

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Aaaa. oke, now i know where i't going sideways. The name "Work Path" is "Tijdelijk werkpad" in the dutch version. 

Difficult to explain, but I thought that you meant something different with "work path"... Now it is working as you say!
Thanx for your help, this was a language error on my side.
 

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Mar 23, 2021 Mar 23, 2021

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Good to read it works (well, at least it works around the bug). 

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 23, 2021 Mar 23, 2021

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Yes! That is a relief, the way i work is with several path's (as many as 30 in a single document) and true this way I can modify them as i just to do. Thank for your perseverance!

 

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