Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Dean Reardon

AD Donut shape tool enhancement

Recommended Posts

I'm sort of a newbie so perhaps this already exists:

It would be nice to be able to keep the donut width (the fill area) constant as the entire shape is scaled larger or smaller.

I was using the donut shape tool today and wanted to make concentric rings where I can have a start/finish angle (not a full donut....like a 3/4 donut). However, when I scale the shape, the size/ width of the donut area (the fill area) also increases (since it - hole size - is set by percentage rather than pixels). So as the overall size of the donut gets larger, so too does the donut area width (fill area) .

Alternatively, if the hole size could be set to pixels, points, mm, etc then I could simply duplicate and scale the entire object and then reset the "hole diameter/radius to maintain the identical sized donut area width. It is very difficult to do this when the hole section of the donut is set by percentage.

This can be done with a circle shape with a stroke where you don't check the box on stroke to scale stroke with object (so that if you set the stroke at "2", it always remains at "2" regardless of the size you scale circle). So you can easily make concentric rings (stroke) by 1: setting fill color to none, 2: duplicate several times, 3: enlarge each individual circle in a consecutive manner (all the strokes will stay the same width). This works fine if all I want are concentric rings.......but if I want let's say a 3/4 ring and a 2/3 ring and a 1/3 ring where each one increases in overall size, I have to make the full rings and then cut each individual ring/stroke to the correct size -> 3/4, 2/3, and 1/3 of a ring.

Anyway, just a suggestion that I thought might be beneficial

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this