Post by thoughtcontagion on Jun 24, 2016 3:20:48 GMT -9
I have a question about how to do something in Silhouette Studio (SS) that I hope someone knows.
I want to break an object into separate lines and then remove some of those lines. For example, I have a square that was drawn using the rectangle tool. Is it possible to break that up into 4 lines so I can remove one of them?
I know I could just draw each side with separate lines but it seems difficult to make sure the lines meet properly. Unless there is a trick to doing that?
I do this all the time. Super useful. Draw your shape, then edit the points in the shape. Right-click on a grey point on the shape and select "Break Path". You've now started to sever the shape... Do this again on another point. Sometimes, if you're doing two adjacent points, the software will re-attach the first point... You can break them both at the same time by holding the Shift key and dragging to select points. Once you've got a couple selected, you can right-click on one of the selected points and do the "Break Path" trick.
Once you've broken the path in at least two places, do Object > Release Compound Path... (Ctrl+Shift+E).
This will give you separate shapes for all the disconnected lines.
It's easier to do than to describe in words, so let me know if I've said something that doesn't make sense!
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