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1000 masking layers

Discussion in 'Designs & Layouts' started by Texas_Signmaker, Feb 17, 2020.

  1. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    I'm trying to import a land plat into Flexi and there is a making layer for EACH letter. 1000 masks. Is there away to break all that out using Flexi or Illustrator all at once?
     
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  2. 2B

    2B Very Active Member

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    are you looking to edit in Flexi or just print?

    Do not have / use Flexi, but when we have issues with layers and our RIP program, we use a different format.
    can you export as a flattened PDF or a PNG?
     
  3. bannertime

    bannertime Very Active Member

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    Should be an unmask all on the right click in flexi. Same with Illustrator, somewhere in the menu you can select>all clipping mask>unmask all or something. Flexi will likely create a big black box, or a bunch of that you'd need to delete. Illustrator will create a bunch of blank path layers.
     
  4. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    Where is unmask all in Flexi? I only see "Unmask"
     
  5. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    No, I don't want to flatten it.
     
  6. Boudica

    Boudica Member

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    I've dealt with the lovely 10,000 layers of a plat map - I feel for you. I wasn't trying to do anything in flexi though - I was cleaning it up in Illustrator. It took for ever. I realize this isn't helpful - Just wanted to share that I know your pain :mad:
     
  7. SignMeUpGraphics

    SignMeUpGraphics Moderator

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    I have a script for Illustrator that removes all clipping masks if needed.
     
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  9. bannertime

    bannertime Very Active Member

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    Sorry, I just got back here. Attached is a screenshot. Next step is deciphering which path to keep and which to delete.

    I'm assuming that it's a bunch of gradients or something behind all the mask. Which will be a nightmare. Best bet is doing it in Illustrator or whatever native program they used and exporting it properly.
     

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  10. Evan Gillette

    Evan Gillette Member

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    Like bannertime said, right click unmask all, then use select by attributes ( shortcut is "d") to selct the black rectangles and delete...its not going to be fun but cross your fingers and hope it works
     
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