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How to create a crosshatched fill for use on a plotter

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I have a robot arm with which I want to plot some shapes that are filled with a crosshatch.
The common method is to use a clipping path this I know, however I need to completely eliminate the "tails" of the crosshatch so that only trimmed paths remain.

Object>Expand... does not do this? What does?

 

An example is attached.

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Correct answer by Monika Gause | Adobe Community Professional

You can barely see anything in that image.

 

But if I interpret that correctly, what you need is this setting:

2 different hatchings. Put them in 2 layers stacked on each other. I put them side by side for demonstration.

The text needs to be punchd out of rectangles.

Make sure the fill color of the hatches has a different color than the fill of the rectangles with the text.

Bildschirmfoto 2020-07-31 um 00.21.27.png

You need to make them one layer after the other.

Select the hatching and the text. And use the pathfinder "Outline" from the panel.

Then select one of the colors paths and Select > Same > Stroke color

 

Bildschirmfoto 2020-07-31 um 00.22.46.png

 

Delete.

Do the same with the other layer

Bildschirmfoto 2020-07-31 um 00.23.11.png

 

On top of each other they look like this:

Bildschirmfoto 2020-07-31 um 00.23.24.png

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How to create a crosshatched fill for use on a plotter

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I have a robot arm with which I want to plot some shapes that are filled with a crosshatch.
The common method is to use a clipping path this I know, however I need to completely eliminate the "tails" of the crosshatch so that only trimmed paths remain.

Object>Expand... does not do this? What does?

 

An example is attached.

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Correct answer by Monika Gause | Adobe Community Professional

You can barely see anything in that image.

 

But if I interpret that correctly, what you need is this setting:

2 different hatchings. Put them in 2 layers stacked on each other. I put them side by side for demonstration.

The text needs to be punchd out of rectangles.

Make sure the fill color of the hatches has a different color than the fill of the rectangles with the text.

Bildschirmfoto 2020-07-31 um 00.21.27.png

You need to make them one layer after the other.

Select the hatching and the text. And use the pathfinder "Outline" from the panel.

Then select one of the colors paths and Select > Same > Stroke color

 

Bildschirmfoto 2020-07-31 um 00.22.46.png

 

Delete.

Do the same with the other layer

Bildschirmfoto 2020-07-31 um 00.23.11.png

 

On top of each other they look like this:

Bildschirmfoto 2020-07-31 um 00.23.24.png

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You can barely see anything in that image.

 

But if I interpret that correctly, what you need is this setting:

2 different hatchings. Put them in 2 layers stacked on each other. I put them side by side for demonstration.

The text needs to be punchd out of rectangles.

Make sure the fill color of the hatches has a different color than the fill of the rectangles with the text.

Bildschirmfoto 2020-07-31 um 00.21.27.png

You need to make them one layer after the other.

Select the hatching and the text. And use the pathfinder "Outline" from the panel.

Then select one of the colors paths and Select > Same > Stroke color

 

Bildschirmfoto 2020-07-31 um 00.22.46.png

 

Delete.

Do the same with the other layer

Bildschirmfoto 2020-07-31 um 00.23.11.png

 

On top of each other they look like this:

Bildschirmfoto 2020-07-31 um 00.23.24.png

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