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Title: Fragment resets fill
Post by: Jennifer on January 16, 2018, 11:06:36 AM
Is there a way to do a Fragment operation and retain the Fill settings?

I have been constructing picture frames to illustrate some artwork. I have been using Fragment to create 45° ends. Most of the time, the Fragment operation resets the Fill settings, so I have to redo it. One time, the fragmented segment retained the Fill setting. I couldn't figure out what I did differently.
Title: Re: Fragment resets fill
Post by: vojo on January 16, 2018, 01:37:38 PM
Not that I am aware of.

usually
- if different regions need different fill....then use a group approach.
- if all regions have same fill...then get the shape they way you want (fragment/union/etc)...then work the fill "stuff"
Title: Re: Fragment resets fill
Post by: Jennifer on January 16, 2018, 03:34:01 PM
Not that I am aware of.

usually
- if different regions need different fill....then use a group approach.
- if all regions have same fill...then get the shape they way you want (fragment/union/etc)...then work the fill "stuff"
But sometimes the fragments do retain the fill settings. I just haven't figured out what makes it happen.
Title: Re: Fragment resets fill
Post by: vojo on January 17, 2018, 09:02:11 PM
Lucky you...I have not seen fills survive operations....but I what I need to do vs a lot of operations experiments

I could be that the result shape uses the first shape fill of a collection of shapes used for operation
(I do know align and such orients off first shape of the collection).
Title: Re: Fragment resets fill
Post by: Jennifer on January 18, 2018, 01:01:37 AM
I could be that the result shape uses the first shape fill of a collection of shapes used for operation
(I do know align and such orients off first shape of the collection).

Good suggestion!  ;)  I just did a little experimenting using the "Before fragmenting" shape collection shown above -- the one with the shaded rectangle and the two diagonal lines.


It looks like you were right. Brilliant. I now have a new trick in my Visio bag!  :) :D ;D 8)

Thank you very much.