Using the Smart Vector Fill Tool

Using the Smart Vector Fill Tool

Using the Smart Vector Fill Tool

With the Smart Vector Fill tool you can apply a fill to overlapping areas of vector objects. The tool creates a closed vector object which is equivalent to the area defined by multiple vector segments.

To Use the Smart Vector Fill Tool:

  1. Draw two or more vector objects with the objects overlapping.
  2. Select the Smart Vector Fill tool from the Toolbox. 
  3. In the Properties bar, select the AttributesPosition, and Tolerance.
  4. Select a fill ink, or select a fill ink, pen ink, and stroke, depending on which attributes you selected in the Properties bar.
  5. Click an overlapping area of the vector objects to create the vector fill object.

    In this example, the triangle and rectangle overlap areas on the circle. The Smart Vector Fill tool has been used to create vector fill objects for the overlapping areas.

To Select Different Overlapping Areas:

Arrange the objects by moving them forward or backward in relation to the other objects. Right-click an object and select Arrange | Bring to FrontSend to BackShuffle Up, or Shuffle Down.

Smart Vector Fill Properties

Attributes

  • Default Fill Ink: Creates a vector object using the fill ink selected in the Toolbox.
  • Default Fill and Pen Ink, and Stroke: Creates a vector object using the fill ink, pen ink, and stroke selected in the Toolbox.

    If you want to use the Fill, Pen Ink, and Stroke option, you might want to set these attributes before you create your overlapping objects and use the Smart Vector Fill tool.
    To set the attributes, create an object with these attributes first, and then click the Set Default Attributes button to make those attributes the default. The Smart Vector Fill tool uses these default attributes to create the fill in the overlapping areas you select.

Position

  • Behind vector paths: Creates a vector object behind the other vector segment objects.
  • Above vector paths: Creates a vector object in front of the other vector segment objects.

Tolerance

Select a level of tolerance. This value sets the threshold for how close vector segments need to be before an area is considered enclosed.

  • Exact: Offers the lowest level of tolerance.
  • Fine: Offers a low level of tolerance.
  • Loose: Offers the highest level of tolerance.
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