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Can't combine, Cant Show Fills, + Parts missing in Cut/Plot :(

Discussion in 'Flexi' started by humandroid, Dec 10, 2006.

  1. humandroid

    humandroid New Member

    Aug 19, 2006
    I've been working on a new design.
    I'm pretty much done with it but I must have done something wrong along the way.
    When I click on the design it selects everything.
    Combine is disabled.
    I guess I already combined.

    Anyway, If I click "Show Fills" nothing happens.

    And if I try to cut the Cut/Plot preview window only shows part of the design.
    Some of the lines are missing and the box around the design is not large enough so it has the ends chopped off.

    Man, I feel dumb! :(
  2. Techman

    Techman Major Contributor

    Jun 24, 2003
    what software?????
  3. iSign

    iSign Major Contributor

    Nov 29, 2003
    Kahului, Maui
    sounds like Flexi terms & I see previous posts have been regarding Flexi...

    can you copy & paste to a new page (or "save as") ... and then try numerous "undo's"??

    Also, your guess that it already got combined makes sense, but another thing I've encountered in Illustrator files is a "mask" being set up that resulted in everything appearing grouped, & "releasing mask" (illustrator terms again) takes care of that.
  4. humandroid

    humandroid New Member

    Aug 19, 2006
    It's FlexiSIGN-PRO 7

    I got tired of fooling with it and saved and shut down.

    I hope I can salvage it though.
  5. Creative_Lance

    Creative_Lance Very Active Member

    Nov 15, 2006
    clear the preference to the original settings, you can access that from the start menu >> flexi >> preference manager (on flexipro 7.6) then highlight factory defaults then OK.
    restart flexi and you should have everything back.
    good luck
  6. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

    Sep 11, 2003
    Olympia, WA
    Sounds like you may have locked parts of your design or applied a Contour Cut to parts of your design.
  7. Mark L

    Mark L Member

    Maybe these are Silly answers, but I'll through them out there anyways.
    - Did you try to ungroup

    - When you out plot it will only show one color at a time, make sure you have your design as one color

    -The end might be cut off because the last plot size was that size
    Try hitting poll the plotter to display size of material

    Good luck
  8. bob

    bob Major Contributor

    Nov 4, 2005
    Bring up Flexi's Design Editor. It should show you why you can't get there from here; what's combined, what's grouped, what's locked, etc.

    Anytime you encounter strange behavior from an object, look at the Design Editor to determine that object's relationship to everything else.
  9. humandroid

    humandroid New Member

    Aug 19, 2006
    Thanks for all of the suggestions.
    After some sleep I believe that Mark's "Silly answers" were just what this silly man needed.

    I think the problem must have started when I imported and used part of a previous design.

    It turns out that there were some dark blue ares in my black design.
    I selected all and changed the color to black and ended up redrawing a line or two.
    I was able to cut the design but I still could not combine.
    The cut was OK but the machine was dancing all over the place.

    Bob solved that for me.
    The design editor showed a bunch of tiny segments sprinkled all over my design.
    I have no idea how that happened.

    Also, two of my good lines were listed under "Shape Finisher" for some reason.

    I got rid of all of the little segments and drug the two "Shape Finisher" lines back under "Layer 1" and everything is back to normal again.

    I guess I should go read my manual and stop bugging you guys with dumb questions like this.

    Unfortunately, unlike Scotty on the Enterprise I do not enjoy reading manuals in my spare time.:Sleeping:

    Thanks again guys!
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2006

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