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Define Shape by Region


What Does This Feature Do?

The “Shape by region” feature is used to define the inspection of complex shapes when the option of using layers or separations is not possible. This tool is typically used when the layers and/or separations are not created properly in the PDF.


Why Use this Feature?

This feature helps prepare files for inspection without using the cropping tool for complex shapes. It is also used to define the inspection area based on the largest area being selected. This allows for less pre-inspection work for a more efficient inspection process.


When To Use It

  • Use the “Shape by region” function when there are layers or separations defined in the artwork

When Not To Use It

  • You will not be able to use the “Shape by region” function with flattened files

Expert Tips

  • Test layers and separations by turning them on and off to see what impact they have on the file
  • Apply a mask to the “Shape by region” function by using the option “Ignore edges” in the profile setup

See it in Action

 

Define Shape by Region


What Does This Feature Do?

The “Shape by region” feature is used to define the inspection of complex shapes when the option of using layers or separations is not possible. This tool is typically used when the layers and/or separations are not created properly in the PDF.


Why Use this Feature?

This feature helps prepare files for inspection without using the cropping tool for complex shapes. It is also used to define the inspection area based on the largest area being selected. This allows for less pre-inspection work for a more efficient inspection process.


When To Use It

  • Use the “Shape by region” function when there are layers or separations defined in the artwork

When Not To Use It

  • You will not be able to use the “Shape by region” function with flattened files

Expert Tips

  • Test layers and separations by turning them on and off to see what impact they have on the file
  • Apply a mask to the “Shape by region” function by using the option “Ignore edges” in the profile setup

See it in Action