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How to change the compound default to lowest object when the Compound is created?

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Am I able to change how "Compound" adopts the properties of the lowest object when the Compound is created?

 

The problem I am having is with my logo that I want to export as a .svg file so that I can print and cut on my Silhouette Cameo (SIL).  However, when I export the logo file and then open the file in SIL the center butterfly is missing?  

 

When I try combining all layers it is of course by default adopting the lowest object which is a black circle, therefore, it is hiding everything this else.  See attach.

 

KAMM_ButterflyLogoBLACK.afdesign

 

KAMM_ButterflyLogo.afdesign

 

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Here is what I managed to figure out and do.

 

1st, I ungrouped the butterfly, and made it an object. It seems to me that groups and compounds don't go together correctly. I compounded all the object layers. The it was a matter of figuring out how to make the layers interact. That is, add, intersect, subtract, or xor. I'm not quite familiar w. how those work. Eventually I found I needed to add another smaller white circle, and subtract that from the underlying black circle that was in the original.

 

Here is an image of the results, w. the layer panel showing the structure.

 

post-34886-0-54851400-1472404235_thumb.jpg

 

This saved OK as an .svg

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