I have a number of triangles that I have loosely created with the pen tool. They have no fill but a stroke of 0.25pt. Is there anyway the points themselves can have a different stroke size? Like 1pt?

Roughly this would look like: o.....o, where the o is a pen tool point and the ... is a line that connects the points.

  • Whats wrong with adding a 1pt circle on centered on each point
    – joojaa
    Commented Aug 1, 2020 at 16:35
  • I suppose that's one way to go about it, but I would have to redo everything since there are hundreds of points right now. Just wondering if this is possible at the moment.
    – Matt
    Commented Aug 1, 2020 at 16:44
  • No there is no such builtin you can script it.
    – joojaa
    Commented Aug 1, 2020 at 17:53

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There's a script that can do this.

Scroll down this page on Design Tuts Plus to find the one named "Dup at Selected Anchors".

Download it and extract the .js file contained in the zip. Save it somewhere you can easily find it again*.

In Illustrator draw a triangle or any shape with the pen tool or a shape tool, then draw a filled small circle. Select both circle and shape. Click File > Scripts > Other script, and locate the script you saved previously, and run it.

Copies of the circle will be placed at all the anchor points of the shape

Here's an example using a star shape and a circle.

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In case of link rot, here's the page on web.archive.org

*Note: Alternatively you can save the script in your Adobe Illustrator scripts folder. Then you can access it directly by going to File > Scripts, and it should be listed.

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    Yeah there is aaletrantive one at bitbucket.org/joojaa/jooillustratorscripts/src/default/… that uses symbols instead.
    – joojaa
    Commented Aug 1, 2020 at 17:52
  • @joojaa - nice!
    – Billy Kerr
    Commented Aug 1, 2020 at 17:53
  • It also makes tangents but you can just eliminate that step
    – joojaa
    Commented Aug 1, 2020 at 17:59
  • This worked perfectly. Thank you for both the link and the explanation on how to use it!
    – Matt
    Commented Aug 1, 2020 at 19:22

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