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hello new member question concerning effects

Discussion in 'Flexi' started by etcher1, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. etcher1

    etcher1 New Member

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    hello folks
    imworking on a design for a window graphic (i do sandblasting)
    so im doing a rather complex pattern of a japanese maple branch on top of a lattice work background, now my issue is i dont want to cut the lines under the leaves (lattice work) i have attempted to use the remove overlap and im getting no were fast, im i missing something , ive grouped , ungrouped combined uncombined ect ect and i just cant seem to get it to work up until recently i would hand cut most of my work if it was to complex ie. overlaying patern on pattern as i mentioned i dont want to cut anything under the top design (tree branch) oh and ive moved the stuff i want to remove to the back of the page and the maple to the front , and..... nada!:banghead:
    so frustration is high but i know ther has to be a work around or im doing something *** backward
    any help for a newbe on this would be great
    thanks in advance
     
  2. GAC05

    GAC05 Major Contributor

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    Hi new member.
    One way to do this in a single step is to select all your objects and give them a single color.
    In the Advanced tab of the "Cut/Plot" window that pops up when you hit send from Flexi check the box for "Auto-weld".
    All of the overlapping cut lines should not cut.
    I'd test this on a small sample section - it might not work correctly on really complex overlapping objects.

    wayne k
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  3. etcher1

    etcher1 New Member

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    thanks ill give that a try and let you know
    not seeming to have to much luck wayne , but heres the deal will it show whats going to get cut in the panel preview window as im still seeing all the lines
     
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    Stealth Ryder Very Active Member

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    Welcome
     
  5. etcher1

    etcher1 New Member

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    no luck

    any othere ideas it still cut all the lines:covereyes:
     
  6. GAC05

    GAC05 Major Contributor

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    How about plan B?
    Select all objects
    Effects > Contour Cut - offset = 0(zero) select "with holes" - apply
    Effects > Separate contour cut
    Ungroup (with contour group still selected)
    Arrange > Contour Cut > Release contour cut (with contour objects still selected)

    Should be cut ready with no overlaps.
    Seems overly complicated but if the regular inline/outline, weld, or compound will not work - this might.

    wayne k
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  7. etcher1

    etcher1 New Member

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    im giveing that a shot ... stay tuned
    thanks by the way my heads getting sore from banging it on my desk
     
  8. etcher1

    etcher1 New Member

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    say if this dosent work perhapes i could email it to you and you could have a look , not asking you to fixit but you seem to know your stuff perhapes you could see what my issue is btw im running 8.5v1
     
  9. GAC05

    GAC05 Major Contributor

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    OK
    I can check it out on 8.6 - the testing I did was on 7.6

    wayne k
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  10. etcher1

    etcher1 New Member

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    next question would be how do i send you the file?
     
  11. etcher1

    etcher1 New Member

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    never mind figured the email part out at least, lol
    seems i cant realease the compond its still grayed out , so ill send you the file with the original and the edit ver. im working on now perhapes you could have a look at it and see what i fobard up
     
  12. GAC05

    GAC05 Major Contributor

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    OK lets see what you have - send it.

    Release won't work on a group of contour cuts - Flexi creates these if parts of your original objects that you used the contour cut command on don't overlap each other - if that makes any sense.

    wayne k
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  13. etcher1

    etcher1 New Member

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    well sort of im following along as best i can , ive had flexi for a few years know and only in the last year have i really been trying to work it into my life so i can have one :) sure looked like they over lap to me
     
  14. etcher1

    etcher1 New Member

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    ok i redid the hole thing as i mentioned and this time i got it to release the contour cut but im still seeing the lattice
     
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