I have the following curve (imported from an svg object):

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and I want to extract the borders of it and ignore the faces. I've tried converting it to mesh and deleting the faces in edit mode but that would delete the whole object.
Is it possible to hollow that object ? (It's possible to draw some beziers and match it to current curve's borders , but it seems too time-consuming for a complicated object).


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    $\begingroup$ Hi, when you convert to mesh and then X > delete only faces, the edges should remain. $\endgroup$
    – Fowl
    Apr 17, 2020 at 8:54
  • $\begingroup$ @Fowl Hi. OK. Works.But that leaves the vertices unconnected .How can I re-connect them without filling the object again? $\endgroup$ Apr 17, 2020 at 9:02
  • $\begingroup$ You clicked on the only edges and faces or only faces? When I convert tis shape to mesh select all and then delete only faces, you get verteces and eges left. 2) just select the border and duplicate $\endgroup$
    – Fowl
    Apr 17, 2020 at 9:50

2 Answers 2


Convert object to mesh > edit mode-edges > ALT + double click on the border to select all > shift+D to duplicate > P-separate by selection. You have the border without insides. enter image description here

  • $\begingroup$ Important : Selection mode should be set to "Edge select" in edit mode. $\endgroup$ Apr 17, 2020 at 9:57

You can change fill mode of the curve object. In curve properties go to Shape and change Fill Mode to None.

screenshot of the settings


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