I have just started to play around with Adobe Illustrator.

How can I make sure distance between path are the same in all of the points.

Please see this image for example: http://awesomescreenshot.com/03bjt5iec

Any suggestion much appreciated.

2 Answers 2


There are two ways I can think of off the top of my head:

1) Measure tool

  • Under the eyedropper tool is the Measure tool. Select it.
  • Open up the Info window.
  • Click and hold on Point A. Drag to Point B below it. Make a note of the number after the W in the Info window.
  • Click and hold on Point C on your first line. Drag to the corresponding Point D on the line below it. Look at the number after the W in the info window.
  • Are they the same? If yes, hooray! If not, move D until they are.

2) Copy

  • Turn your second path into a Guide. (View→Guides→Make Guide)
  • Copy your first line. Lock it.
  • Under Edit, select Paste in Place.
  • Move your new line down to where the second line was. That guarantees the path is the same shape and all points should be the same distance from their corresponding points.

It is so much easier. Don't know if it is new in CS6. That's the way: Let's say you have two points connected through a line. Just select that line and click once on the measure tool symbol. be aware to open the info palette before and show all options of the info palette. then appears the distance between these two points in the info palette next to the letter "d".

  • Explaining how the info panel information is useful could improve this answer.
    – Scott
    Commented Sep 26, 2014 at 20:26

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