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Silhouette Fill Color / Pattern Not Filling (Troubleshooting Tutorial)

Having trouble getting the Silhouette Studio Fill Color or Fill Pattern to actually fill?  You've come to the right spot.  The problem is likely very simple - the edge of your design is not closed.   If you are only getting a partial fill it's likely due to your design elements not touching or being welded together.

While it may look like your design is completely closed or welded, there is likely a small area between cut lines where there is a gap.  If that is the case, the fill color and fill pattern tools will not work.

Take for instance a geometric design you are drawing with the 'Draw a Polygon' tool. 
If the first and last edit points are not connected there will be a tiny gap that will prevent the fill tools from working.   In this case it looks like the design is closed...

...but if I zoom in really close I can see that there is a small gap at the top corner.

Once I connect the two edit points at the corners to close the gap, I can fill the design with a pattern or a solid fill color.

If you are sure your design is closed and you are still having trouble getting it to fill with a color or pattern, be sure the design is selected (the box around the design indicates it's selected) before you choose your fill.

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1 comment

  1. Martie LotteringJuly 15, 2016 at 3:52 AM

    How do you get the line to connect when a small gap is available? Will appreciate your input.


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