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Offline BathBelle

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Welding Shapes
« on: October 03, 2010, 04:14:32 PM »
How do you weld shapes? I thought I'd done it, they move as one but the lines are all still there, the ones in the middle don't disappear.

Sorry for all the questions tonight.

Ruth
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Offline Aussie Carolyn

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Re: Welding Shapes
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2010, 04:35:01 PM »
They have to overlap for it to work. I presume you are working with just a black line as you own a Craft Robo. The stroke line can be deceiving if it is set at a high number and it will look like the letters overlap but they don't really overlap. If you view it in outline View>Outline you can see if they overlap.

I have been caught out by this one many times when using a colour fill and unknown to me the stroke line is also on and just happens to be the same colour. I have learnt to keep an eye on the settings which can be found in the lower left of the Inkscape screen, it shows fill, stroke and the stroke width. It is shown here in this post htpp://www.inkscapecuttingdesign.com/smf/index.php?topic=36.0  [lost link] look at the last screenshot.

P.S. the term stroke is used in Inkscape for the outline, probably a black line in your case.
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Re: Welding Shapes
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2010, 09:48:11 PM »
Also, make sure that your objects aren't Grouped.  You can't use most of the Path operations on something that has Object/Group on it.  If you are working with text, one option is to use Path/Union instead of Path/Object to path.
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Offline BathBelle

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Re: Welding Shapes
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2010, 01:14:54 AM »
will have another look at it.  I can now weld letters but the same process does not seem to work for shapes, eg circles even though they clearly overlap.

Will get back to you.

Ruth
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Offline BathBelle

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Re: Welding Shapes
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2010, 01:21:52 AM »
Got it, was trying to do Object Group Path Union instead of just Path Union.

Thank you.

Ruth
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