In just a few steps you'll be on your way to easier weeding.
Open up Silhouette Studio.
Holding down the shift key down draw a straight line. Shift just makes sure it's perfectly straight.
Click the icon to open the Replicate window. Scroll down and click on the advanced options. Do not panic. :)
Moving down I pick 'Custom Position' and then I set my position with the X and Y coordinates. I'm not good at math or geography so don't ask me too much about this nonsense...but keep X at 0 (If you wanted lines across the page instead of down the page you'd change the X number). Change the Y to the distance you want the lines. I'm going with 1 inch. (You will likely adjust these in a future step.)
Now select the line you drew. And then you're ready to hit 'Replicate' (which is just slightly further down in the window out of my screen shot). And you'll get 6 horizontal lines evenly spaced 1 inch part on your page. (Wipe your brow, you did it!)
At this point you can go find your design and open it. If you opened your design first before drawing your lines, you need to make sure it's 'in front.' I do this by Cutting/Pasting it.
The position of the design and the lines is what is going to help you weeding it. So...what you are looking to avoid is creating extra small spaces. I have circled the problem areas. If you leave the lines like they are now you'll have to weed two little pieces of the counter inside the R instead of one since the line splits right down the middle of the counter. Same thing for the counter in the O.
Once all your lines are positioned nicely select all of the lines but NOT the actual design you want to cut. Right click and make the lines a compound path. Be sure you DO NOT include the design in the compound path.
Finally, highlight the lines and the design > Click the Modify Window icon and choose 'SUBTRACT ALL'.
Here's how it looks as you are weeding...(apologies this was from a different project, but it's the exact same technique).
So as you can see on this other large piece I worked on, using weeding lines, it makes weeding large (or even smaller) areas much easier because you are not fighting to keep the vinyl away as you pull up the rest of the negative space.
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