I’m designing a nonwoven fabric (the panels size will be 69″x92″). The repeat tile measures 21″x21″ and I need to repeat mini squares that measure 1/32″ each. Above the layers containing these mini squares, the pattern tile will have other elements.
I designed the squares and then repeated them using Effect –> Distort&Transform –> Transform. As you can imagine, the anchor points are too many: my RAM is almost exploding and I really need to find another solution. Repeating the final pattern would be impossible.
I tried to simplify the path with Object –>Path–>Simplify, but it’s not enough.
Do you have any suggestions?
Thank you so much.
Have you tried actually creating a repeating pattern, as opposed to duplicating the object a bunch of times?
First, create a bit of squares that you want to repeat.
Then, go to Object > Pattern > Make
This will bring up the pattern options.
Once your pattern is created, you will see it in the swatches panel.
Then you only need to create a large rectangle and fill it with your pattern.