Sorry if it's too basic, I have some work that where made in Illustrator using the line tool, so it's made of lines with a stroke of 3pt .

Then, I have to print it on large size (vinyl decal) , and I am trying to make sure the line would appear the way I want it .

When I scale my work (by cmd+drag) the lines appears smaller and the work looks bad.

How can I get the result according to what I see in illustrator ? (So the relation between lines distance and their width will look as it looks on my screen)

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On the Transform Panel (Window > Transform) before scaling, Choose the Show Options item from the Panel menu....

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Then tick the Scale Strokes & Effects option.

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This can also be accessed by clicking the Shape: item on the Control Bar

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And it is also located in Preferences > General

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Ticking this option, in any of these locations, will scale the weights of strokes along with other artwork. Without it ticked, when you scale, the strokes will remain at 3pts.

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