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Building custom tools

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Hi

Can someone give me a high-level overview on what the process is for building a new tool in adobe Illustrator? If it's even possible.

As an example:

I want a new tool that looks similar to the direct selection tool icon sitting over in the tool pallet. I'm calling this tool the "Zero distance tool". When I select this tool and click an anchor point from two different object it'll move the objects such that those anchor points are exactly on one another. I don't need programming help unless it's relevant. I'm experienced programming in C++ and JavaScript. I do not understand the workflow for building a tool like this.

 

Thank you.

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I'm talking about Adobe Illustrator btw. Edited and corrected question to say Illustrator. 

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Hello there,

 

App Builder is for building extensibility solutions for Experience Cloud and does not at this time support Creative Cloud products. 

 

To build a plugin for Illustrator, you would need to use CEP. You can find more details here: https://github.com/Adobe-CEP/CEP-Resources

 

Thanks,
Ron