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If I draw two different paths and later decide I want the second path to be a perfect match of the first path (or vice versa), is there a built in way to do that?

Please don't ask why or what I'm doing or for screenshots etc. This is a general knowledge question. Is there an option or tool in Illustrator that would let you select a path you've already made and tell it to "match" another path? Or is copying the desired path the only way to make another one exactly like it? Thanks!

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If you copy CTRL+C a path and then do a paste CTRL+V, it makes an identical copy.

Additionally, CTRL+F places the copy in the exact same position, overlaying the original path.

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  • Thanks! But that's not what I'm asking. I'm asking if I ALREADY have two DIFFERENT paths, can I make one identical to the other AFTER the fact? Or is copying to begin with the only way to have two identical paths? – NoNeed Oct 30 '20 at 19:02
  • I don't think you can do that with 2 already existing paths. – Lucian Oct 30 '20 at 19:04
  • Okay, thank you! I figured it might not be possible since I couldn't find anything about it anywhere I read. I just wanted to be sure. – NoNeed Oct 30 '20 at 19:09
  • Maybe somebody else has a better idea, there are more informed people than me posting here :) I think this could be approached via scripting, maybe, but it would be overly complicated to attempt that with no scripting experience. – Lucian Oct 30 '20 at 19:14
  • @NoNeed you can inject a paths data and replace a existing path with it. But its just a really convoluted way of copying a path. Surely any effect stack you have is rasy enough to transfer over. – joojaa Oct 30 '20 at 19:19

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