Import shape for cut out

Sorry, I’ve searched through the topics, and I can’t find this issue I’m having, although I’m sure it’s been covered.
I’m importing a shape to cut out, it’s an outline. but when I import it, it has two lines. I just need the one line for cutting. Importing always (SVG, DXF) always shows two lines, and both will cut. Is there a way just to have a shape for cutting out?
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thank you for your help!


The files you are importing appear to have what is called “outline stroke” in Adobe Illustrator and “Convert outline to object” in CorelDraw, and “Stroke to path” in Inkscape. If you don’t have Illustrator or CorelDraw, you can download Inkscape for free and test it out. Open your file in Inkscape, and the set the View>Display Mode to “Outline”. If you still see 2 lines, The path has previously been set to “Stroke to path”

thank you for the quick reply. I actually tried filling the shape in photoshop then importing it - and that worked.