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How to weld shapes in Brother Canvas Workspace
Learn how to create new shapes in your Canvas.
If you’d like to learn how to weld shapes in Brother Canvas Workspace, this post is for you. By welding simple shapes, you can create new elements to cut with your Brother ScanNCut machine.
This post is part of our Ultimate Guide to Brother Canvas Workspace. Canvas Workspace is the official software that Brother provides for the users of their ScanNCut cutting machine. You can download this program for free on Brother’s official website.
Welding shapes in Brother Canvas Workspace
Let’s get started! The first thing you need to do is to draw two (or more) shapes in your canvas. To make the process faster, we’ve used the Shapes panel on the left side of the screen.
Place the shapes together, creating the same layout that you’d like to have on the final figure. It’s important that the shapes are overlapped at some point.
Select both shapes. To do this, click on them while pressing Shift in your keyboard.
Display the Edit panel. You can do this by hitting the second icon in the bar that is at the right.
By default, Canvas Workspace displays the properties panel at the right side of the screen. That’s why you’ll have to switch to the Edit panel.
At the bottom of the Edit panel, you’ll find a section called “Processing Overlap.” The first row of this section is called “Shapes.” The first icon of this row, the top left one, is the Weld tool.
Hit “Weld” to turn your shapes into one. Keep in mind that, in order to weld them, your shapes must be overlapped.
And that’s it! Now, you have one new shape. As you can see in the image below, all the strokes are part of the same path.
You can change the appearance of your new shape as much as you want. To change parameters like the fill color or the stroke width, use the properties panel.
And that was it! We hope you’ve found our instructions useful. Have fun creating with Brother Canvas Workspace and your ScanNCut machine.
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