Increasing the significant figures in Illustrator CS6


I am making very simple images that requires extreme precision. I would like to draw black boxes that have a width of 0.59266662mm, but illustrator rounds to 0.5927mm. I need this precision because the printer I'm using has very fine dots with of a width of 0.04233333m. So I need to print bars that have a width of whole number of dots to prevent aliasing from arising.

Is there any way to prevent adobe from round the numbers? If not, is there any way for me to specify units used in illustrator to have the exact dimensions as my printer dot dimensions?

I really hope this makes sense. Please let me know if you need any clarification.


8/14/2014 5:37:00 PM

According to the Adobe dev team... Illustrator honors exact precision. It is merely the input fields which round to 3 decimal places (4 in newer versions). So if you input 10 decimal spots, Illustrator uses 10 decimal figures, but the input field will only show 3 (or 4).

I can neither confirm nor deny that. Nothing I do needs that much precision. However, I do know there is no method to tell Illustrator to show more than 3 decimal places.

You might consider a measurement system other than milimeters. For example a mm is 1/25th of an inch, where as a point is 1/72nd of an inch - allowing more precision.

8/14/2014 4:43:00 PM