However, we encountered a similar problem with the grid when we began trying to create our instances. Although our newly expanded grid provided enough units to draw satisfactory curves in our masters, there were not enough units to produce instances that fit evenly. For example, when drawing a letter ‘O’ the form would ordinarily have perfectly symmetrical curve segments. If one of the instances had curve segments that were one or two units out of sync, therefore asymmetrical, it would not be at all noticeable. However, said curve segments would ordinarily be in excess of over 100 units wide. In Coign’s case, where curve segments can be as little as two units wide, one or two units is the difference between a nice smooth curve, and an irregular asymmetrical curve. By increasing the grid again, this time to 4000 UPM, we found there was sufficient room to create instances with symmetrical curve segments.
Realising that our grid had to encompass equal distances between all of our Masters and Instances, we devised a systematic approach to drawing — setting each node within an equidistant pattern. This incessant approach to the construction of our overarching grid allowed us the control necessary to output designs in each width and weight exactly as intended.