Strange cutout at top left corner

For some reason, no matter what size I set the stroke to, there is always a strange cutout or an add on in a corner where two strokes meet. I've even tried changing the corner type and the limit. Still nothing.

Does anyone know what could be causing this? I would appreciate any insight into the problem.

  • Is the path a closed path?
    – Scott
    Commented Sep 3, 2015 at 23:55
  • It is. I actually figures it out. I had the object way too small, so I'm getting rid of the question. Commented Sep 3, 2015 at 23:56

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This is a known bug in the latest Illustrator CC — got to View > Preview on CPU and it should render properly.

You'll have to do this for every file you open — I don't think there's a way to set a default, unfortunately.

  • Thank you so much! That actually worked! I appreciate it. I t was actually really tiny and I don't think that was helping, but even with it being really tiny like that, it worked. Now I know for future reference. Commented Sep 4, 2015 at 0:00
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    Interesting. Thanks. You can disable the GPU preview in the App by unchecking "GPU Performance" in the Preferences. This would prevent the need to change it for every file.
    – Scott
    Commented Sep 4, 2015 at 0:15

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