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Technical Assistance / Re: Mac user
« Last post by AdrianJ on July 22, 2014, 11:15:44 pm »
No need or use for VMWare - just follow the instructions for where to place the files within your Illustrator directories. Let us know if you have any problems.
Technical Assistance / Re: Mac user
« Last post by educationalp on July 22, 2014, 10:12:26 pm »
Good point about VMWare, although since we no longer provide the self-installing windows versions, this isn't really relevant anymore. Now you simply unzip the downloaded file into the appropriate folder on either platform and you are set.

Just to follow up on Jan's other question about larger previews, all our symbols are now in our image library so it is now possible to search and browse them all. You could also try our online diagram creator which replaces the need for Adobe Illustrator and provides a built in search function, as well as much larger thumbnails.

I know this is an old thread but I a noob and need some information. I am a mac user and I am just wondering, as of today, what is the best way to run this? I can do with or without vmware.
Symbol Contributions / Re: A few more new images
« Last post by peri on June 05, 2014, 01:09:35 am »
Nice, Alice!
Symbol Contributions / A few more new images
« Last post by alicerogers2 on April 30, 2014, 02:54:28 am »
A couple more:

Graysby - Cephalopholis cruentata
Blue chromis - Chromis cyanea
Symbol Contributions / New reef fish images
« Last post by alicerogers2 on April 30, 2014, 02:52:02 am »
Some new images I have created

Nassau grouper - Epinephelus striatus
Brown surgeonfish - Acanthurus nigrofuscus
Caribbean reef shark - Carcharhinus perezii
Longspined sea urchin - Diadema antillarum
Redband parrotfish - Sparisoma aurofrenatum


Technical Assistance / Re: creating oblique watershed base
« Last post by whitehats on April 08, 2014, 07:11:40 am »
I had a look at your attachment and I think you're on the right track. What I'd suggest is that you try to simplify the outline first as GIS files typically have thousands of extraneous points.

Select the outline, go to Object>Path>Simplify, and then you can play with curve precision and angle threshold to get something that works. Make sure you click the Preview box to see how many points are being eliminated, and the new shape - you can even select 100% curve precision and it may still eliminate additional points.
Symbol Contributions / Mosquito pupa
« Last post by peri on March 29, 2014, 12:43:19 am »
Generic mosquito pupa for life cycle diagrams
Symbol Contributions / Mosquito larvae
« Last post by peri on March 29, 2014, 12:41:05 am »
Generic mosquito larvae for life cycle diagrams
Symbol Creation Service / German Bight.
« Last post by Eco_n on March 24, 2014, 03:53:40 pm »
I'd like to request the German Bight as an addition to the Image library using a perspective similar to the sea level rise graphic. And including most of the German (until the Dutch border more or less) & a good part of the Danish coastlines as well as the isle of helgoland.

thanks for your consideration,


for reference:


Conceptual Diagrams Posted for Review / Sabkha
« Last post by peri on March 18, 2014, 01:19:40 am »
This diagram looks at the hydrochemistry that controls the distribution of three species of samphire across a coastal sabkha. I am struggling to get Adobe Illustrator to display the salt concentration of the groundwater the same way I have drawn it in my pencil drawing...
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