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Is there a way, with AD, to paint vector circles? That is, moving the brush would leave a path of small circles with spaces between them. The purpose would be to create a stippling like effect. This is a common facet of pixel paint brushes but I need vectors to feed into a CAD program.

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Thanks! Good kludge.  I'll have to test whether I can "convert to curves" in order to move some of them around a bit to produce  a pattern more like a stipple.

Edit: This will not work. When the text is converted to curves, the resulting "circles" are composed of two concentric circles. I need simple, single line circles. Thanks for giving it a shot.

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Hi, bpedit,

12 hours ago, bpedit said:

Edit: This will not work. When the text is converted to curves, the resulting "circles" are composed of two concentric circles. I need simple, single line circles....

Then use a period. Or a dotted line, w. stroke expanded.


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@bpedit, if you use for example the character "Alt + 0108", you get a full circle. Set the filling to transparent and the contour to color, adjust the thickness of the contour. When you convert to curves, the contour is not doubled.

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You can also try to use a different line style and adapt the contour settings accordingly.

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