How to clean double lines in a drawing ...

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How to clean double lines in a drawing ...

Postby Husky » Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:07 pm

Hi,

if I use a move and copy command to get a desired pattern - most of the time the result will have many stacked lines. :cry:

If I like to use this file for a CNC machine I need to clean this drawing.

The tool "Detect duplicates" works nice for identical duplicates but how can I find and delete shorter lines which are located in the same place as the longer lines?


This selection shoes 6 lines - it should be just two long lines! I only need the longer lines ... :shock:

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Re: How to clean double lines in a drawing ...

Postby Clive » Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:12 pm

Hi Husky

Try this:
1.Use the selection filter tool and set up the fields correctly - set the tool to find all lines 35mm long. Then choose 'Replace the current selection.


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2.Using the property editor, move the selection to a new 'temporary' layer.

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3.Now delete the selection or delete the layer.

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4. Now use the 'detect duplicates' tool again and clean up the file, it should now detect all duplicate 70mm long lines, which you can delete - leaving the file clean for your job :wink: .
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Re: How to clean double lines in a drawing ...

Postby Husky » Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:09 am

Shoot, I forgot the Selection Filter tool! :oops:

Works perfect - thank you clive! :D
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