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Stitches not deleting

PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:47 pm
by kstodola
Sorry if this is a duplicate post, but I have a group of blue stitches in the attached file that will not delete - tried left clicking, selecting and deleting, - restarted program, restarted PC - nothing works - they were copy and pasted originally - is this a bug?

Re: Stitches not deleting

PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:28 pm
by DPSoftware
There is a layered object in the design so the normal stitch tools will be acting on what is beneath the object.

From Area menu, choose "Select All". Then also from Area menu, choose "Flatten Area".
The design should now be only on a single layer.

If you ever need to flatten a single object and leave any remaining layered objects alone, use the select tool (hand icon) to select the object. You will get a blue selection box to indicate an object is selected rather than an area. Now with the same tool, right click on the object. In the popup menu, choose "Modify".

Objects are normally created from an area by using "To Object" from the area menu. However they also exist temporarily when you paste an area (its what allows you to move a pasted area without destroying anything you drop it on). These temporary objects are normally converted back to stitches when a pasted area is de-selected or the file saved. If anything goes wrong whilst a temporary object is still defined, it could be an object stays in existance by accident.