*From*: Martin Wuerthner <lists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>*To*: artworks@xxxxxxxxxxxxx*Date*: Tue, 03 Jun 2008 21:50:32 +0200

In message <4fa9c8180driscos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Richard Ashbery <riscos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > In article <1b32bda94f.tigger@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Nick > Roberts <tigger@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: >> I've then selected the rectangle and the circle and used "Intersect >> all". >> At this point I get an hourglass, that stays there until I run out >> of patience and hit alt-break to kill Artworks. >> ArtWorks 2.75, RISC OS 5.13 > Can confirm this occurs with AW 2.82. > Intersecting of a circle and rectangle produce intersect as expected but > as soon as you group the radiating lines and the circle and perform the > intersect again with the rectangle the computer appears to go into a > loop (animated hourglass). > Perhaps Martin will explain but I feel sure that the Intersect tool can > only work with continuous shapes. Not quite. The things that are clipped can be open lines or closed shapes. The things that you clip *to* can only be closed shapes. Otherwise, the operation simply makes no sense. > Unfortunately the radiating lines are not in this catagory so the > Intersect module is unable to recognise the shape. More precisely, it cannot clip a shape to a line, but it happily clips a line to a shape (using "Intersect with top" and the top object being a closed shape). Martin -- --------------------------------------------------------------------- Martin Wuerthner MW Software lists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx --------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------ To change, suspend or cancel your subscription go to //www.freelists.org/list/artworks ------------------------------------------------------------

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