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Path Intersection

Multiple shapes can be combined into a single shape by performing an intersection on all the selected shapes using the menu item Transform->Path Intersect. At least two shapes must be selected to perform this function (or one of each), and at least two of the shapes (or underlying path in the case of a text-path) must overlap. As with the merge path function, the new shape has the same styles as the backmost path in the selection and patterns are converted to full paths.

For example, in Figure 8.39(a), there are three overlapping paths. In Figure 8.39(b) the paths have been replaced by a single path created using the path intersect function.

   
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 (a) (b)  
Figure 8.39: Path intersection function: (a) original paths (the rear path has an orchid fill colour and round join style); (b) the three paths in (a) have been replaced by a single path using the path intersect function.

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