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Hi there,

I just wanted to let the team know that the Expand Stroke option needs some work—especially with curves. I've had multiple instances where A.D. gets this wrong and ends up giving me a shape that is not exact, and in some cases it looks really terrible. 

Below is one example—although not the most extreme case. This may look like nit-picking, but when Illustrator can get it spot on and when detail matters, this is an issue that will stop me from using the program.

Thanks for your time, and have a nice day.

P.S. Try Expanding the stroke of a circle. It's bad. I know there is a donut tool, but it's still an issue. 

 

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This problem is rather well known, unfortunately. The best advice seems to be to enlarge the object by a factor of at least 10 (or perhaps even as much as 100 if it's a very small object) before expanding the stroke, and then shrink it back down again afterwards.

 


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Thanks for the reply. I'll keep that in mind next time. I've already taken it in to Illustrator to tighten it up. I was too worried about what else it could be doing that I am not noticing yet.

It really sucks that you have to take these extra steps just to get the outcome you need with A.D.. I like the program a lot, but get really annoyed with all the work arounds. I wish they would lay off their other ventures and focus on fixing issues that should have been tested in the first place. :/

Have you heard if they are working on this, or if they are continuing to improve the program?

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Thanks MEB! I appreciate the heads up.

I've also seen a bug where I copy an object, paste it, and the original shifts positions. Do you know if that is a known issue as well?

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Hey @MEB thanks for the effort and @Alfred thanks for the tip. I will try that next time.

I made a GIF to illustrate my experience what happens with Expand Stroke.

  1. Ellipse (Stroke Width 0.3 pt)
  2. Convert to Curves
  3. Expand Stroke

The Lines become uneven and seem to change their position a bit.

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Nice dented Easter! If one does not know that the function works inaccurately, it can come after the production to the bad easter surprise.

 

Even through awkward large scaling you get no accurate results:

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So maybe its not the relative magnification alone but also the size of the magnified object

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Advertising designer - Austria — Affinity Designer - Photo - Publisher — Cs6 d&wP — Mac Pro (09)12GB - SSD - OS X 10.11.6 - NEC2690wuxi2 - CD20"—  iPad Pro 12.9" gen1 128 GB - Pencil

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On 27. Juli 2018 at 10:09 PM, WhiteX said:

Any news Serif? :)

Perhaps this:

20 hours ago, MattP said:

we are still working through reported bugs from previous releases and hope to fix as many as possible before the final release of 1.7

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