I am wondering if anyone knows of a way to take a dashed line and quickly turn it into multiple lines, retaining its dash pattern. Maybe I need to get into some kind of scripting? If anyone could point me in the right direction that would be great. Thanks.
When I did this for the Cricut to upload into Design Space, I wanted to use the dashes as cut marks for a folding line. To do this efficiently, I needed to make sure the lines ended up as a compound path. For those facing a similar need, hopefully this will work for you. Note: I am using Illustrator CS6.
Making a dotted single cut using a brush pattern (mine was a very thin line)
- Object -> Expand appearance
- Object -> Compound path -> Make
Making a dotted single cut using a dashed stroke 1. Object -> Expand 2. Object -> Compound path -> Make