A way to convert line fill to 1 line

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Robbie
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A way to convert line fill to 1 line

Post by Robbie » Thu Apr 22, 2021 4:38 pm

My costumor always delivers his file with a Cutcountour line inside, but this is not a stroke line but a filling line. If i try to cut this on our Zund it wil see two lines (inside and outside of this filling line). Is there a way to confert this just 1 line (stroke so we can cut it.
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Re: A way to convert line fill to 1 line

Post by abailescollins » Fri Apr 23, 2021 1:20 pm

Not currently, but we have seen this problem before and have some ideas.
Is it possible you can send me the file please so we can use it for testing?
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Re: A way to convert line fill to 1 line

Post by LasseThid » Fri Apr 23, 2021 2:24 pm

If you have PitStop 2020 or later you could use the Trace Objects (found under Line Art Editing) to create a new path.
The new path will trace along the outside of the line fill, so the difference in size shouldn't be that big.
Check Ingore white holes to only get a single path.

Make a copy of the original pdf and remove everything except for the cutting path.
Trace the object and then copy/paste the new path to the original pdf.
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Re: A way to convert line fill to 1 line

Post by Robbie » Fri Apr 23, 2021 4:41 pm

My customer makes a .eps file that wil be converted in acrobat/pitstop and than the lines are no longer stroke but fill.
If i open the .eps file in illustrator its ok. then i safe the file as hires PDF en then everything is fine.

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