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This is not asked, but Inkscape has object sprayer. It can be set to avoid overlaps and the amount of random rotation and scaling are also selectable. You can spray at first big shapes and then smaller ones to get even looking distribution. Thick stroke, which can be thinned later can ensure minimum spacing as well as a grouped dummy shape which are later ...


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There is no such function in illustrator. Nor can it easily be scripted in most cases. I mean sure if you just want to to find items that are completely inside and your object is always the same. (for things like round object though there is a circle packing script around) Then you could use pathfinder to remove the ones and then identify any partial hits by ...


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You have applied a Graphic Style (confusingly called Vonster Pattern Styles) rather than a Pattern Fill Swatch- In your gif it looks like you go to Window> Graphic Styles Libraries> Vonster Pattern Styles to make your fill choice- to be able to scale the pattern fill you will need to have a Pattern Fill Swatch chosen from the Swatch Library> Patterns> ...


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I guess the result must be sharp, but the dark dots must be like 45 degrees rotated rounded squares rather than sharp ones or circles. You have already got a suggestion to use a fill pattern which is obviously needed to keep the object count acceptable. Another way is to tile symbols. Too many, say 10000 independent shapes can slow down the computer. ...


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There are default patterns included with Illustrator. Swatch Panel Menu > Open Library > Pattern > Basic Graphics > Basic_Graphics_Dots


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