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creating a dieline - how to turn *specific* lines of a shape into dashed lines

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Aug 19, 2020

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Hi, 

 

I'm creating a dieline for a packaging design (a toblerone-shaped box), so I've used the rectangle tool and the line segment tool to do this. So some of the lines need to be dashed lines, to suggest where the diecut is to be folded.

However, I can't seem to change specific lines of my dieline into dashed lines, ie to change just one line of the rectangle into dashed lines.When I try doing so, it changes all the lines of the rectangle into dashed lines. 

 

Any advice? 

Thanks!

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Correct answer by Ton Frederiks | Adobe Community Professional

You could select the rectangle and choose Select > Object > Direction Handles.

Cut the selection.

Delete the remaining points.

Choose Edit > Paste in Place.

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creating a dieline - how to turn *specific* lines of a shape into dashed lines

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Aug 19, 2020

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Hi, 

 

I'm creating a dieline for a packaging design (a toblerone-shaped box), so I've used the rectangle tool and the line segment tool to do this. So some of the lines need to be dashed lines, to suggest where the diecut is to be folded.

However, I can't seem to change specific lines of my dieline into dashed lines, ie to change just one line of the rectangle into dashed lines.When I try doing so, it changes all the lines of the rectangle into dashed lines. 

 

Any advice? 

Thanks!

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Correct answer by Ton Frederiks | Adobe Community Professional

You could select the rectangle and choose Select > Object > Direction Handles.

Cut the selection.

Delete the remaining points.

Choose Edit > Paste in Place.

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You could select the rectangle and choose Select > Object > Direction Handles.

Cut the selection.

Delete the remaining points.

Choose Edit > Paste in Place.

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That worked for me, thanks!

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Good to hear that helped.

A more selective way, direct select the segment, cut and paste in place.

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