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 '20 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? $\endgroup$ – Parsa Mousavi Apr 17 '20 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 '20 at 9:50

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. $\endgroup$ – Parsa Mousavi Apr 17 '20 at 9:57

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