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Scale - 1/8 or 3/8

Scale - 1/8 or 3/8

Scale - 1/8 or 3/8

I am doing some CAD drafting, and would like to be able to draft in 1/8 scale.  However, I cannot change the grid to .125 inches.  I can do .12 or .13, but these throw off the scale of the architectural drawing.

I know Hotdoor's CADtools has their own grid setup, but frankly, it's horrendous.  Zooming in the grid gets thicker, zooming out it gets thinner.  I like how Adobe's stays the same thickness.

Does anyone know if Adobe will ever allow a more specific grid sizing ability in the future?  It would be greatly beneficial for those of us who use Illustrator for drafting or other minute-detailing.

RE: Scale - 1/8 or 3/8

...to be honest illustrator does lack for professional drafting, and having said that most professional outfits use the industry standard AutoCAD on PC and i don't think Adobe are in it to be direct competitors with Autodesk, hence CADtools trying to work something into illustrator...



RE: Scale - 1/8 or 3/8

Yeah.  Illustrator has a great capacity for drafting, and is a very powerful program.  The main limiting factor is the inability to make a gridline at thousandths of in inch, only hundreds (which limits you to only 1/2, 1/4, 1/10 scale etc, not 1/8 or 3/8).

It would also be nice to be able to have Layer Folders in Illustrator, the same as we do in Photoshop. It would help to group things together.

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