Layout Is Empty

Is the document open?

When you ask Origami to reload the shape, it tries to get the currently opened document. The first reason you may get the “Layout is empty” message is if there is nothing opened in Illustrator at the moment.

Does the document have an Origami layer?

Origami reads the open document in Illustrator and tries to locate its layer. The layer is named “Origami” and the second reason you may see the error is that there is no “Origami” layer in the current document.

Is the layer empty?

Finally, if the document is opened and has its “Origami” layer, but the layer is empty, you will see the same error. Origami needs at least one closed path in the “Origami” layer to display anything.

What to do?

See Making a Dieline for a more detailed instruction.

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