Who doesn't love adding little circles around their artwork and then playing a game of duplicate/distribute/check distance between them?
Well, for those people there's this:
You pick a rivet hole size, fold width, maximum distance between rivets and it will automagically do the rest.
Just have something selected and go to town. I have set the number defaults to what I use in mm. It should be easy for you to change them to whatever you need if you go into the Macro editor and open the form page.
The sizing works towards having the closest possible while keeping the distance even - so it can be 23.5" or maybe even less, but everything is very even.
I was just thinking about having it work for insides as well - basically for now you just remove the rectangle bits and use negative values for the width. I'll probably add that in the next version.
Yeah, using negative value works and the spacing is even.
Using our method seems complicated but as long as we use our templates it's a one click Macro to prep for print
Interesting seeing different approaches, tracym, I had a chance to improve this one to fit our workflow better:
Our office moved to the same location as the production facility and I could finally just ask the guys themselves what the banners should look like. This has led me to add a certain function (not inside grommets, yet):
You can now add extra corner grommets - as many as you like (within sensible limits). This can come in handy for large banners in windy locations where the corners could use some extra grip. Or so I was told. The result then looks like this:
The system will take these extra grommets into account when calculating the spacing of the others, so everything is still very even.
I have added the updated macro to the first post.
This is how I modified the default settings to suit our needs.
That's pretty neat, glad it's useful to someone.