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Eliminating Extra Points

Many paths that have been Autotraced have a number of extra points that should be removed.

  1. Use the Select Tool to select a path and all of its points, or the Select Point Tool to select specific points in a path.
  2. Select the Reduce Points tool.

    The Reduce Points tab appears in Design Central.

  3. Adjust the Tolerance in DesignCentral. Lower values will follow the original path more closely; higher values will eliminate more points.
  4. Click Apply or double-click anywhere inside the design area.

    Path before reducing the extra points

    Path after reducing the unnecessary points

See Also

Editing Paths

Straightening Lines

Aligning Points and Segments Horizontally or Vertically

Aligning Points and Segments to an Angle

Spacing Points

Repeating Paths

Acquiring and Applying Length and Angle

Rounding Corners

Sharpening Corners

Converting Segment into a Curve

Converting Segment to Smooth Arc

Converting Segment to 3-Point Arc

Converting Segment to Arc

Removing One Point

Adding One Point

Removing Self-Intersections

Changing Starting Point

Separating to Closed Paths

Separating to Open Paths

Breaking Paths

Joining Paths

Converting Corners to Right Angle

Removing Tiny Objects