trouble with clipart

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Clockman
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trouble with clipart

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I am having trouble with putting a pocket around some clipart, first I create a rectangle around the clipart about half-inch bigger than the clipart when I go to modelling and click on the clipart I can't get the red dotted line to appear, it will appear on the rectangle but not the clipart, I know I have to hold down shift while clicking on the rectangle after the clipart is highlighted, what am I missing, any help appreciated

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Adrian
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Re: trouble with clipart

Post by Adrian »

What sort of clipart? 2D or 3D? You'll only get the selection highlight on a 2D shape. 3D will change shade when selected in the 2D view.

If it's 2D then check that the layer it's on isn't locked.

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Re: trouble with clipart

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Need to add a vector to the clipart model by going to the modeling tab and add a vector to the clipart model.

Click on clipart model to highlight
then click third icon (create vector boundary around selected components) at top of modeling tab.

Then use that vector and the rectangle vector to create pocket
Cannot use model for creating pocket it has to be a vector boundary around the model.

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Clockman
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Re: trouble with clipart

Post by Clockman »

Thank you both for your help
Adrian yes it was 3d
sharkcutup, I tried what you said and it worked perfectly

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Re: trouble with clipart

Post by sharkcutup »

Clockman,

I am Happy :D to see that you have your problem solved!

There is a wealth of knowledgeable members here on this forum where you can get answers so do not be afraid to ask no matter what they may be pertaining to the Vectric software or your cnc machine in connection to the Vectric software.

Again Welcome to the Forum and Happy CNC Carving!

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