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Flexi 12 borders for signs (think MUTCD)

Discussion in 'Flexi' started by meg_rbal, Mar 7, 2016.

  1. meg_rbal

    meg_rbal New Member

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    Hello. We recently installed Flexi 12, just did the one month subscription at this time to see if we can learn it. We are going from a very old version of Gerber Omega, so it is a lot to get used to. One thing we do a lot is borders on signs. We just got off the phone with tech support, where they were able to help with several issues, but putting a border on a sign seemed to be a bit of a problem. The guy was persistent and finally found a way to do it, but he went through about 15 steps to get there. This does not seem feasible or user friendly..... Does anyone who has been using Flexi software for a while know how to quickly put a border on a sign? In Omega, we could go to the outline option, set the number of outlines and the width, and *done*. Maybe we should have just upgraded to the newest Omega program, but we've heard such great things about Flexi that we wanted to give it a try.
     
  2. mameighan

    mameighan Member

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    Unless I am misunderstanding the question, there is a whole slew of sign borders in Flexi that are easily manipulated and outlined etc. Is this what you meant?

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  3. BIG EASY DOES IT

    BIG EASY DOES IT Very Active Member

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    Square tool. Make sure the Design Central is open. Click on the square/rectangle tool. Set the size of border, radius, and inside border. Really Really easy for MUTCD signage. This is the best program for traffic signs out there.




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  4. meg_rbal

    meg_rbal New Member

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    thanks :)

    Thanks for your helpful replies. We are overwhelmed at learning all of this stuff in a new program.
     
  5. eahicks

    eahicks Very Active Member

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    Lots of good training videos on Youtube to help you out....

    [video]https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWiuOHdcB8AWXjHO4hu5hiw[/video]
     
  6. father

    father New Member

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    Hopefully this will help...

    Select a your shape
    Go to Effects > Outline
    Design Central will display your Outline options (Outline width, offset and number of outlines)
    After the outline is applied, you can right click on your shape and 'Separate' or 'Remove' the outline.

    Also, if you want quick access to your outline tools, you can go to View > Toolbars and activate the Effects option.
     
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