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

Community Beginner ,
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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Adobe Community Professional , Aug 19, 2020
Ton Frederiks Adobe Community Professional , Aug 19, 2020
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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Adobe Community Professional ,
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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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