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Doug Cook
Anchoring end of SVG?
on Apr 5, 2016 at 12:14:11 am

I'm new to illustrator CS6 and trying to work my way through a task. I'm trying to overlay a gps track on top of a map layer. I've captured the GPS track of a trail and converted it to an SVG with Up until now I've been jumping from one end of the svg to the other and scaled, moved and rotated until both ends line up with the correct place on the map layer. This is time consuming with lots of tweaking to get it right. What I would really like to do, but can't figure out how, is to take one end of the track and anchor it to the correct spot on the map layer then grab the other end and drag it to it's other position.

Any help would not only be grateful but very time saving.

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Kalle Kannisto
Re: Anchoring end of SVG?
on Apr 5, 2016 at 7:29:18 am

With the transform tools (scale, rotate, slant, flip), when you click (and don't drag) first, you set the transform origin point. Thus, if you select the scale tool, click on one end of the route and let go, you will see the scaling anchor there. Then when you click and drag the other end of the route, it will scale around the anchor point, i.e. the first point (hold shift to constrain if needed).

Same with at least rotate, slant and flip.

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