AutoCAD Architecture General Discussion

AutoCAD Architecture General Discussion

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Clip images: Multiple holes?

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12-13-2011 09:08 AM


would I be right in saying that an image placed into a drawing can only have one closed polygon clipping boundary?

Imageclp/ clip/ xclip seems to only offer to choose one polygon as boundary and then I can choose whether the image is displayed inside or outside the boundary (invert clip).


Any methods of masking more than one area of the image?


We don't want to use "wipeout" as this caused issues with certain printers printing the wipeout in pitch black.






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Re: Clip images: Multiple holes?

12-13-2011 06:17 PM in reply to: peter.menken

Copy the image several times.  Clip and tailor as you see fit.

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Re: Clip images: Multiple holes?

12-19-2011 04:08 PM in reply to: peter.menken

You can also create a single boundary with fine "srigs" joining the areas to be clipped.


Create the main areas, join with a line, offset a small distance then trim to create a single polyline.

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