Specees Features


Specees is an extension for specifying dimensions, fonts and color information of multiple objects in Adobe Illustrator. It supports defining multiple objects at once. Here are the full features:



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What's new on version 1.4

Specify angles

You can now specify angles with Specees. Select two or more adjacent straight lines or shape to specify angles.

Selectc clockwise and counter clockwise for angles on different side
Angle on clockwise side Icon Angle on anti-clockwise side Icon

Drag and Drop Color Swatch to apply label / line color

Drag and drop color swatch from swatch panel to Specees to apply swatch color to label and line. With this feature you can now have CMYK or spot color for dimension labels and lines.

Drag and drop color swatch onto color field to set swatch color

What's new on version 1.3.2

Toggle dimension alignments on and off for objects' width/height

You can now turn off the dimension alignments for objects width/height, so that width/height will display aside to the objects and will not pull to the same position.

Toggle dimenaiond alignments on and off fro objects' width/height
Toggle alignment Icon

What's new on version 1.3.1

Switch between decimal and fraction

You can now switch between decimal and fraction for all dimensioning units. For any fraction, you can round it up to 1/n by defining the denominator (or divider, n of 1/n).

Switch between decimal and fraction dimensioning
Switch To Decimal Icon Switch To Fraction Icon

Dimension label's orientation now can follow the slope

Now you can choose between placing the dimension label horizontally of follow the slope.

Set the label horizontally or follow the slope
Label Orientation 1 Icon Label Orientation 2 Icon

Show feet and inches together

Switch to fraction while using feet as the unit, it will now display feet and inches.

Show feet and inches together

Set the fonts for all label (requires Adobe Illustrator cc2018 or higher)

Choose your favorite fonts for all labels in Specees. Increase the variety between labels to enhance visibility!

Set the fonts for all label (requires Adobe Illustrator cc2018 or higher)
Font Family Icon

Save presets to manage customized settings (requires Adobe Illustrator cc2018 or higher)

Now you can save presets to manage the settings for specific purposes! You can also rename, replace or delete the presets to add flexibility to your workflow!

Save presets to manage customized settings (requires Adobe Illustrator cc2018 or higher)
Preset Icon

Specify artboard dimension only

Now you can specify current artboard dimension only by turn on "Specify objects height/width" and "Includes artboard in selection" Specify Object Icon + Include Artboard Icon, then make the dimension without select any other objects.

Features for specifying DimensionSpecify Dimension Icon

Specifying height/width, length of straight lines, radius of round corner of right angles of an object.

Specify width and height
Specify Object Icon
Specify length of segments
Specify Segment Icon
Specify radius of round corner
of a right angle
Specify Radius Icon
Automatically arrange dimension to multi levels
Specify Object Icon + Specify Difference Icon

Specifying distance and differences in position between multiple objects.

Distance between multiple objects at once
Specify Difference Icon
Differences in position will be displayed contextually (selecting Top & Left)
Specify Difference Icon
Differences in position will be
displayed contextually (selecting Bottom & Right)
Specify Difference Icon
Distance within another object
Specify Difference Icon
Automatically detect distance vs. difference
Specify Difference Icon
Use together with specifying
height and width
Specify Object Icon + Specify Difference Icon

Dimensions of the same value at the same horizontal or vertical position will only be presented once.

Duplicate dimensions will not be presented
Specify Object Icon + Specify Difference Icon

Specify the length of all or selected line segments.

Select an object
Specify Segment Icon
Or select line(s) or anchor points
Specify Segment Icon
Can specify together with height and width at once
Specify Object Icon + Specify Segment Icon

Specify angles.

Specify counter clockwise angle / internal angle
Angle on clockwise side Icon
Specify clockwise angle / external angle
Angle on anti-clockwise side Icon

Specify radius of round corner of any right angle.

Select an object to display all round corner radius
Specify Radius Icon
Or just select any round corner
Specify Radius Icon
Can specify together with height/width and segments length at once
Specify Object Icon + Specify Radius Icon

Select between 3 styles to display dimension.

Plain
Dimension Line Style 1 Icon
Arrows
Dimension Line Style 2 Icon
Strokes
Dimension Line Style 3 Icon

Units supported: px, mm, cm, inches, feet, and pt.

px
mm
cm
inches
feet
pt

Modify the dimension's appearance.

Dimension and line color can be copied to each another
Copy Color To Stroke IconCopy Color To Font Icon
Set dimension and line color separately
Icon placeholder
Add a solid background behind the dimension
Label Background Icon
Define font size
Font Size Icon
Define line stroke weight
Stroke Weight Icon
Define the distance between dimension and the object.
Dimension Line Height Icon

Select where the dimension lines stop in relation to an object.

At the nearest side
Line Position 1 Icon
At mid-point
Line Position 2 Icon
At the opposite side
Line Position 3 Icon

Set the number of decimal places Decimal Icon.

0
1
5

Set the scale to display dimension Scale Value Icon.

1
2
10

You can use a variable in the scale field Scale Value Icon.

x=1
x=4
unit=12

Example 1: you can specify the dimension of a logo in a unit 'L'.

Scale set to 1, unit set to mm
Scale set to L=6, unit set to mm

Example 2: you can specify objects in percentage.

Scale set to 1
To set the large rectangle as 100%
Set scale to 100%=60

Visual bound mode Visual Bound Mode Icon: stroke weight will be counted in dimension.

Visual bound mode: off
Visual bound mode: on

Features for specifying Styles Specify Style Icon

Specify fill and stroke color of objects Specify Color Icon.

HEX color
(Document color mode: RGB)
Hex Color Icon
RGB color
(Document color mode: RGB)
RGB Color Icon
CMYK color
(Document color mode: CMYK)
Icon placeholder

Specify opacity Specify Color Icon.

Opacity set in Opacity Panel
Opacity separately set in Appearance Panel
(Holding 'option' in Mac / 'Alt' in PC)

Specify different types of color Specify Color Icon.

Gradient color: Linear
Gradient color: Radial
Spot color
Pattern
Registration color
Grayscale

Specify an image's filename Specify Color Icon.

Will display filename for a linked image
Photo by Rob Potter on Unsplash
Will not show filename for an embedded image

Specify fonts properties (font family, font size, and leading) Specify Font Style Icon.

Specify along with color properties
Specify Color Icon + Specify Font Style Icon
Specify fonts properties only
Specify Font Style Icon
Specify color properties only
Specify Color Icon

Note: Only the first character's fonts and color properties will be specified. You can highlight any character in a text to specify different properties.

Highlight text to specify different properties
Specify Font Style Icon

When specifying multiple objects, specifications will the same properties will be grouped together.

Only objects will the exact same properties will be grouped
Specify Color IconSpecify Font Style Icon