Erasing the lines

When I am working on a project and need erase the lines between say a circle and another circle to make a oblong hole, I am cannot erase the lines to make this oblong hole. How do I select the lines to erase.

MarvFranklin, I think what you are looking for is the combine function in the Edit menu.

You can double-click on an object to edit the points or select the edit points “E” button to manipulate the points that make up an object.

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Brandon Parker

That does not work!

In what way, on what?
Need more input :slight_smile:

Why yes, in fact, it does work…

Here are two circles that are overlapped prior to combining.
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The new object created from the two circles after combining them.
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The new object during point deletion.
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After point deletion completion.
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Now I have an oblong pocket that I created from two circles.

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Brandon Parker

Thanks for the update but i dont think I made myself clear enough. I imported a file and I am trying to make ornaments. I need to erase some line in the design to make it fit and cut out properly when using acrylic. There is no way to erase certain lines so that x carve will cut it properly and leave out the3 empty spaces for the hanging ornament. Yes! i even hit N key and got those hundreds of dots. I tried that and it wont erase the exact line that I need. If x carve simply had an erase tool it would solve all problems.

Please share the file so that we can take a look at what you are attempting to accomplish. I guarantee we can get it to work the way you are expecting it to and it is probably not even that complicated.

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Brandon Parker

Brandon:
It is not the file that I am having an issue with. This is happening with two other files. what I see in the easel program and how i have it designed in the software is not coming out that way when i carve. so to my knowledge nothing will be gained if i share the file. i have it perfectly centered and designed just the way i want it and when it starts to carve it is off center and. What am i doing wrong
thanks
Rob

Did you reply to the wrong thread?

Either way, sharing the file is always helpful so that people can see what you are working with.

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Brandon Parker

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