I have a question and cant seem to find it on the forums or google or youtube or netscape or myspace… I have a few shapes that i want to trim so they dont get carved outside a circle. See picture attached
Myspace and netscape…funny.
So what you have to do is mask it with a zero depth…share the project please.
Its all about the intersection of shapes…so the triangle bottom left would be zeroed out, same with the road that is overflowing…
Do the following:
- Pin all of your shapes so you do not move them
- Add a square to your project and make it larger than the entire piece by a couple of inches
- Copy your circle outline, make it a pocket at Zero-depth
- Align the newly added square and the Zero-depth pocket circle such that they are centered on each other
- Combine the newly added square and the Zero-depth circle; you will now have a square with a hole in the center
- Align the newly created “square with hole” and your circle outline
- Unpin the circle outline, bring it to the front, repin the circle outline
- Unpin all objects you want to crop
- Select all objects you want to crop as well as the “square with hole” (Select the first, and then hold down shift to select more as a group)
- Combine all of these objects
Repin/ Unpin shapes as necessary …
At this point, all of the extraneous stuff outside of your circle outline should go away as well as the “square with hole” that you created.
Thank you… I think i got it… lots of work… How about a beta feature of “TRIM” LOL
You can edit shape size/curvature by selecting the object you want to edit and press E.
This will allow you to edit that objects nodes, both in position and curvature.
yeah but when its a large shape that could be deleting lots and lots of nodes