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How to trim with Draw?

asked 2021-04-08 04:08:34 +0200

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updated 2021-04-11 15:03:09 +0200

How to trim with Draw? Example: file Trim.odgC:\fakepath\trim.odg. After invoking the Trim cmnd, you would click anywhere on *the segment AB, or *the portion D of polygon outside the square, or **the arc E inside the square, to remove it. ‘Trim’ deals with lines and curves, not (closed) surfaces. In fact, a more general operation would be ‘partial select’. Example: file parals.odg.C:\fakepath\parals.odg Clicking anywhere on BE would select the whole straight line Dbk; but alt-clicking would select only (partial select) the segment BE. You could edit this selected segment, or delete it —ie, trim it. Similarly, alt-clicking HI would select it. Shift-alt-clicking would add the selection to existing ones, as Shift-clicking currently does. For example, you could select segments BE and HJ, then move them together.

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What is the Trim command? You can select the square and the circle and select Shape > Subtract to remove an arc from the corner of the square.

In line with its function as a drawing application for an office suite, Draw has a more limited toolset than a full vector drawing application. Maybe you are looking for the Path > Division command in Inkscape?

Earnest Al gravatar imageEarnest Al ( 2021-04-08 06:57:52 +0200 )edit

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answered 2021-04-11 15:10:54 +0200

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Try the CADLO extension:

There is a Cut function in it.


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