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Creating Cartographic Line Symbols with assymetrical stroke weight

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Greetings,

Can someone please help me with creating a specific type of cartographic line symbol (picture included)?

The issue is that the curves will be be have asymmetrical stroke weight on top and bottom so it's not as simple as crating overlapping curves of different weights and colors. I tried by converting the stroke to a shape using Layer > Expand Stroke and them to delete the  lines at the caps, thus leaving two lines that run perfectly "parallel" which I can edit individually. The issue is that you cannot delete a the end caps as such. Perhaps there is another method someone can teach me? 

(See attached picture)

Thanks ahead of time for the help!

Cartographic_Lines.JPG

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8 hours ago, jackhstephan said:

Greetings,

Can someone please help me with creating a specific type of cartographic line symbol (picture included)?

The issue is that the curves will be be have asymmetrical stroke weight on top and bottom so it's not as simple as crating overlapping curves of different weights and colors. I tried by converting the stroke to a shape using Layer > Expand Stroke and them to delete the  lines at the caps, thus leaving two lines that run perfectly "parallel" which I can edit individually. The issue is that you cannot delete a the end caps as such. Perhaps there is another method someone can teach me? 

(See attached picture)

Thanks ahead of time for the help!

Cartographic_Lines.JPG

Try making a vector brush using a cross section of the line pattern. Besure to include one full “period” of the dadhed line (dash and no dash). 


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3 hours ago, ronnyb said:

Try making a vector brush using a cross section of the line pattern. Besure to include one full “period” of the dadhed line (dash and no dash). 

First, thanks for the reply. One question, can the vector brush be applied to the pen tool? The pen tool is what I'll need to work with for cartographic purposes.

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In designer it is not a real vector brush, but a png following a vector stroke.


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