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This error message can be a bit misleading. It only tells you a) that there is something in the selection that is not a path or compound path; and b) for purposes of this conversion, a clipping path is considered not to be a path or compound path. It does not imply that there is a clipping path present to cause the conversion failure.
So don't spend your time looking for a solution to the clipping path problem; look for anything (including but not limited to a clipping path) that is not a path or compound path.
Thanks for your advice. I found the problem. It turned out that there where certain groups in my layer that contained clipped paths. When I had deleted those, I was able to convert the image into a live paint bucket group. Also: apparently Revit has some difficulty in converting the 3D model to pdf, since there where some gaps here and there (and the "clipped paths problem of course"), so I had to make a few extra paths in order to complete certain areas.
But in the end, it al worked with a bit of effort.
You're welcome. I'm glad you figured it out. I had received that error message when there were no clipping paths involved, and wasted time trying to find something that wasn't there until I re-read the message v-e-r-y carefully.
I have the same problem, but I really don't know how to check which are the Clipping Path inside my artboard.
- I opened in Illustrator CC a PDF file of a Mechanical drawing;
- I tried to use live paint bucket to color it but AI display me same message written by Lenn_26
There is a way to check which are the Clipped Path and not allowed object or convert all lines of the drawing in simple or compound path?
Many thanks in advance for your help.
A PDF usually contains lots of clipping paths.
Open the layer panel to locate them. Then use the object menu to release them
Read the manual.
Many thanks, I found the way.