Re: [artworks] Intersect problem

  • From: Martin Wuerthner <lists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: artworks@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 03 Jun 2008 21:40:30 +0200

In message <1b32bda94f.tigger@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
          Nick Roberts <tigger@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I've got a problem with the "Intersect" option, and it would be nice to
> know what I'm doing wrong (or if it is an Artworks bug).

> I've created a cicle using the ellipse tool, and then used "Make
> Shapes". I've then created 8 lines that bisect the circle, to show 16
> "cheese slices" of the same size, and grouped the lines and the circle.
> I've then imposed a radial fill (although this doesn't seem to
> contribute to the problem - flat fill does the same).

> I then create a rectangle that that is slightly wider than the circle,
> but about 3/4 the height. This is also converted to a shape.

> I've then used "Put to back" on the rectangle, and moved the circle so
> all of the bottom 3/4 of the circle is over the rectangle.

> I've then selected the rectangle and the circle and used "Intersect
> all".

In your scenario there is no circle to select. Do you mean the group?

> At this point I get an hourglass, that stays there until I run out of
> patience and hit alt-break to kill Artworks.

I think this is a bug, but if it worked it would probably not give you 
what you wanted anyway. You will find that in the vast majority of 
cases you really want to use "Intersect with top". If you move the 
object to which you want to clip the rest to the front first and then 
use that option instead you should find that it works as expected.

"Intersect all", not surprisingly, intersects each object with each 
other object, so you are only left with the area jointly covered by 
all objects. That does not make sense if lines are involved because 
they have no area and therefore, lines are usually ignored with 
"Intersect all". That does not seem to work if the lines are hidden in 
a group though.

Martin Wuerthner           MW Software          lists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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