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I have an old plotter that works great for making drawings. I can fill a shape with a pattern, convert the pattern to outlines (or strokes) BUT the outline of the original shape remains, and this will be plotted. I don't want the outline of the original shape, I want the pattern to create the shape. anybody know how to?
did object/expand, ungroup, pathfinder/divide. shape stroke remains part of the art (even if stroke = none before expand/divide)
well, then the shape stroke should be invisible and non-functioning, so just delete it
A way to delete all non stroke and none fill curves at once can be done by having having a empty path selecteed goto the top menu ...
Select > Same > Fill & Stroke and delete. Then you don't have to do all the cleaning up manually.
Mask the pattern inside of the outside shape? It looks like the "pattern" is being combined with the stroke of the original shape.
Object > Path > Outline stroke ?
thanks ya'll, tried each of yr suggestions, but nuthin doin. i also tried making scribble, then put shape in front, then select all and ctrl+7 masking the scribble to the shape. the outline remains. i can see this in outline/preview) which is what the plotter will draw. gotta be a way.
drill into the object being masked, expand and make a compound shape and unmask the whole thing.
then crop the object with the previous mask shape, and make sure it's expanded so that it doesn't just mask it again
aha! made scribble, then put shape in front, select all, ctrl+7 (masked scribble to shape) then pathfinder/crop. worked. solved. you guys are gold.