I have an Adobe Illustator 2024 project configured for 4,800 DPI, and I need to make a brick by row repeating grid that consists of a circle measuring 0.15 pt diameter and spaced 0.45 pt apart (measured from edge to edge), but my spacing values keep getting changed to 0.875 pt.

Anyone know if this is a software limitation? I can't find it documented/mentioned anywhere.


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    Have you checked snap to grid / pixel / point settings?
    – Luciano
    Commented May 24 at 12:30
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    DPI setting in Illustrator??
    – Scott
    Commented May 24 at 14:10
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    There is no dpi setting in illustrator. Turn off pixel snapping. The pixel size is fixed.
    – joojaa
    Commented May 24 at 14:53
  • I have all "snap to" options turned off. Did not make a diference. It will let me enter lower values, but automatically reverts to 0.875 in Object > Repeat > Options > Grid > Horizontal and Vertical Spacing in Grid. I need 0.2 mm spacing between the shapes. I'm wondering if there is another way to achieve this that utilizes automation - the grid will be around 6cm x 18cm.
    – curtis-m
    Commented May 26 at 14:13
  • Does anyone have any advice for how to automate the creation of this repeating grid? Would it be best custom scripted from within Illustrator? Third-party add-on?
    – curtis-m
    Commented Jun 2 at 6:05


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