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Trace as Internal Lines/ Shapes

Trace as an Internal Shape

Trace as an Internal Shape vs. Trace as Internal Lines/ Shapes

Trace as a Pattern

 

Trace

- Trace Baselines, Internal Lines and Pattern outlines as Internal Lines and Patterns.

- Select the  Trace tool from the 2D toolbar.

- Or, navigate to the Main Menu and select 2D Pattern ▶ Trace.


Trace as Internal Lines/ Shapes

  • Select Baselines, Internal Lines, or Pattern Outlines

    - Click on the Baselines, Internal Lines, or Pattern outlines to be traced.

    - Or, click and drag to encompass the desired items into the marquee box.

    - The selected items will be highlighted in yellow.

  • Trace

    - Right-click on the selected item and choose Trace as Internal Lines/ Shapes or Trace as an Internal Shape. 

Trace as an Internal Shape

  • Select Baselines, Internal Lines, or Pattern Outlines

    - To trace Baselines, Internal Lines, or Pattern outlines as a shape, all selected lines need to be joined.

    - Click on the Baselines, Internal Lines, or Pattern outlines to be traced. Hold down the Shift key on the keyboard to select multiple items.

    - Or, click and drag to encompass the desired items into the marquee box.

    - The selected items will be highlighted in yellow.

  • Trace

    - Right-click on the selected item and choose Trace as Internal Lines/ Shapes or Trace as an Internal Shape. 

Trace as an Internal Shape vs. Trace as Internal Lines/ Shapes

  • Trace as an Internal Shape

    - Use this option extract a closed shape as the shape created by the intersecting lines.

    - Click all items such as Baselines, Internal Lines, and Pattern outlines that form the desired shape. Then, right-click and select Trace as an Internal Shape.

    - Select the  Transform Pattern tool from the 2D toolbar and select the shape just traced.

    - The closed shape will be highlighted in yellow.

  • Trace as Internal Lines/ Shapes

    - Use this option to trace intersecting lines as individual and separated lines.

    - Click all items such as Baselines, Internal Lines, and Pattern outlines to be traced. Then, right-click and select Trace as an Internal Lines/ Shapes.

    - Select the  Transform Pattern tool from the 2D toolbar and select the lines just traced.

    - Each traced lines will be selected individually.

Trace as a Pattern

- Click all items such as Baselines, Internal Lines, and Pattern outlines that form a shape.

- Right-click on the selected items and choose Trace as Pattern.

- To trace a shape as a Pattern, all lines’ ends need to be adjoining each other.

- When more than three intersecting lines are selected, a shape formed by them will be traced as a Pattern.

 

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