*From*: Nick Roberts <tigger@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>*To*: artworks@xxxxxxxxxxxxx*Date*: Wed, 04 Jun 2008 17:51:09 +0100

In message <1934cba94f.martin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Martin Wuerthner <lists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > 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? Yep, sorry, I meant 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. Ah, I thought I was doing something wrong. Intersect with top does indeed do what I want. > "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". This is what I was expecting, I must admit. > That does not seem to work if the lines are hidden > in a group though. -- Nick Roberts tigger @ orpheusinternet.co.uk Hanlon's Razor: Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity. ------------------------------------------------------------ To change, suspend or cancel your subscription go to http://www.freelists.org/list/artworks ------------------------------------------------------------

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