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Boolean subtraction combines objects instead of producing new path

March 26, 2020 at 9:18pm

Boolean subtraction combines objects instead of producing new path

March 26, 2020 at 9:18pm
I’m not sure if this is a bug or just the way it’s built. But when I use the “Subtract” button, it creates a “combined” object, where the front object appears to have cut a hole in the back object, but the newly created object can not be edited; it has no nodes. It’s treated more like a grouped object instead of a path (The “separate” button is now visible for it, while the “combine” button has greyed out).
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Is there a way to subtract an object permanently, creating a new path with editable nodes? :-)

March 26, 2020 at 9:35pm
To edit the nodes of an object with 2 paths, you have to deselect it then precisely tap on the edge of it (not inside of it)
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March 27, 2020 at 5:44am
The way this is going to work is by doing what you are doing, subtracting two objects and then you will need to use the Node Selection tool by tapping on the inside or the Outside as I have on the attached photos. Hope that helps, thank you. 😃
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March 31, 2020 at 2:56am
Thank you for your very helpful screenshots! I’m learning the limits of Vectornator, and I see from your shots that what I am trying to do must not be possible yet. So perhaps this would be a feature request instead? :-)
I’ll attach a mockup of what I was trying to do (something I’ve gotten use to doing in Inkscape, and didn’t realize wasn’t possible in Vectornator) — a permanently altered path by subtraction.
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You are very welcome and thank you for your feedback! We encourage users to post their featured requests at https://feedback.vectornator.io/ so everyone can see what is planned, completed, started, etc. as well as upvote suggestions of other users.
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