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Building a road

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Thanks in advance. Trying to build a road. An Ariel view using a capitol S, as the road. Want to put a yellow line in the center . Only way I've figured out so far is to

freehand draw the yellow line. Na! Is there a way to duplicate the S and make it very skinny and place on the road?

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Thanks MZ. Can I save it as a PDF or something and transfer it to VM CUT, Then continue working on it there?

Any thought on my yellow line in the middle of my ariel road view?

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Perhaps easier if I show you. My thought is I should be able to make an S, duplicate it, make it yellow and very skinny,  insert it in the black S and viola, or as I like to say Viola

I have a curvy road.

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I know what you are trying to do. I have VM Pro on one of my workstations but am unschooled with it. I tried the "multi-line" tool and it produced a line inside but it wasn't consistent width because most S letters are not consistent width so the outline/inline follows suit. You may be able to do that and adjust the inside lines to get some consistency but it will be some node editing to get you there. 

I would suggest trying to find a very skinny S and do an outline to create the road rather than trying to create the yellow line inside. There are also "Inline" fonts that will have a line in the middle and you can probably deconstruct them and get the inner part separate from the rest. It won't work to slice an S and try to use one half of it because once again S's are not symmetrical nor even width. 

I am attaching a file with a couple S's for you. You should be able to import them into an open working file. I did these in AI where I know what I'm doing. The one that I like the best I also did a dashed line. I just free hand drew the yellow into the middle of the black on those two. The other was an inline offset that I tried to true the width up on. 

S Road.ai

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Yup...that's how I did it too in Corel.

I picked an S that was an even width....converted to curves and drew a yellow  line where I needed it...

then centered & spaced it by the nodes.

S_Road-1.eps

S_Road.jpg

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We all did, very valuable info.

Also thanks to you guys (and gals). Great threads here lately, good details on things. Fun to watch things become resolved so often !!!

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