I'm looking for help on how to create the dashed lines and arrows in the example below.

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In this example you can see the arrows, which follow a curved path, yet, the stripes remain in perfect "parallel" order. I did not manage to figure out how to do this in Illustrator myself. I created a pattern with parallel stripes, but as soon as there is a curve you can imagine what happens, it gets distorted/tries to fill out/maintain the pattern which does not produce the intended result at all.

Is there actually an easy way to do this? Or do I have to Move/Copy/Rotate "every single line" individually? Here is a quick example of how it looks right now in my file, I would very much want to get the result in the example.

My result so far

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Create a dashed path and define the stroke weight + dash and gap sizes

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    That was simpler than I expected, didn't think to try that out! This works with every path, right? Thank you anyway for the quick and easy answer!
    – R. Zaiser
    Commented Apr 9, 2019 at 15:32
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    Yes, with every path. Glad to help.
    – user120647
    Commented Apr 9, 2019 at 15:34

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