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Compounding Objects

Compounding lets you view overlapping objects exactly as they will appear when cut or printed. This feature is useful for creating holes through objects.

One way to create this sign is to place white text over a black rectangle; that would require two colors of vinyl. You can achieve similar results using the Compound command and just one color of vinyl (black).

The "hole" created permits the substrate color to show through.

Compounded objects are treated as a single object.

See Also

Arranging Objects

Compounding Objects

Compounding Objects by Color

Releasing Compounded Objects

Resizing Objects

Moving Objects

Rotating, Shearing, and Mirroring Objects

Duplicating Objects

Working with Auto Serialization

Grouping Objects

Masking Objects

Locking Objects

Changing Object Order

Aligning Objects

Distributing Objects

Spacing Objects

Nesting Objects

True Shape Nesting

Snapping Objects

Deleting Objects

Clear Transform