In just 7 steps you'll be all set to cut and weed easier.
If you're unfamiliar, weeding lines help cut the vinyl in the negative space down into smaller, easier to manage sections so it's easier to weed and you don't risk the excess sticking to the actual design while you're trying to weeding. Alight let's get started..
1. Open up Silhouette Studio.
2. In your work area, using the Draw a Line tool...draw a line.
3. Select the line > copy and paste it.
Repeat until you have about 10 or 12 lines (the number of lines you need depends on how large your design is...but for this example we're going to use large design that takes up the entire work area.)
4. Move the lines so they're about an inch or two apart and all pretty much aligned (they don't have to be exact).
5. Select all of the lines > right click > make a compound path.
6. NOW open up the design you want to cut. You do this second so the design is "in front" of the lines. As you can see it appears the lines are cutting straight through the design.
7. To fix that, select the lines AND the design at the same time and from the modify window click "Subtract all."
And now you can see you have added weeding lines in the excess space of the vinyl, but they do not cut through the design. This makes weeding a breeze!
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