How did all these shapes get the same width? It drives me crazy.

Are the circles drawn with a stroke?? Or is it two ellipses combined and then a compound path was created??

Is that (2) a rectangle? Or is it drawn with a pen tool??

I have tried by taking the same pt/inch/mm in stroke but in vain. Could not even go near it.

No way I could match the width of the ellipse and rectangle. I have tried with stroke panel and with the transform panel.

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Simply set the stroke weights the same for an ellipses and a line. Don't use a "rectangle" anywhere.

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Then select all and use Object > Expand to create shapes, then use the Shape Builder tool to merge/remove portions as necessary.

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  • you are an angel <3 <3 <3 Commented Feb 19, 2020 at 6:53
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    dont forget to get rid of unnecessary anchor points - thats always best practice!
    – sangrila B
    Commented Feb 20, 2020 at 7:23

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