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Pen tool - Deselecting with a finger / precision

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Hi, I’m a AD newbie and using AD 1.6.4.45 on a 12” 1st gen iPad pro. I have a few questions regarding a pen tool. While drawing a line or a polygon, the pen tool behaves as a has a large radius instead of a pen nib. I’ve tried to change the resolution of the document but it doesn’t bring anything. Only zooming in lets you to draw or select lines with higher precision - but then I lose a Preview of the element I draw. Is there any tip to change this awkward behavior of a pen tool? 

The second question regards the possibility of deselecting using a finger while drawing a line with a pen tool. There is such an ability when using, for instance, a pencil tool. Inability to deselect by a finger while using a pen tool is a bug or is there a secret tip to activate this one? Maybe can I use a pencil to draw a straight-line-polygon (without a bezier-nodes)?

Thanks for any tips and advice.

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6 hours ago, BobX said:

Hi, I’m a AD newbie and using AD 1.6.4.45 on a 12” 1st gen iPad pro. I have a few questions regarding a pen tool. While drawing a line or a polygon, the pen tool behaves as a has a large radius instead of a pen nib. I’ve tried to change the resolution of the document but it doesn’t bring anything. Only zooming in lets you to draw or select lines with higher precision - but then I lose a Preview of the element I draw. Is there any tip to change this awkward behavior of a pen tool? 

The second question regards the possibility of deselecting using a finger while drawing a line with a pen tool. There is such an ability when using, for instance, a pencil tool. Inability to deselect by a finger while using a pen tool is a bug or is there a secret tip to activate this one? Maybe can I use a pencil to draw a straight-line-polygon (without a bezier-nodes)?

Thanks for any tips and advice.

Change the mode of the pen from pen to polygon in the context sensitive menu at the bottom of the screen.

Double tap to deselect at endpoint.


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12 minutes ago, Paul Mudditt said:

Change the mode of the pen from pen to polygon in the context sensitive menu at the bottom of the screen.

Double tap to deselect at endpoint.

 Hi Paul. In my experience when I double tap , a new very short line is created. And, if I d0n’t close the polygon no double tap is possible.

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