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Cutting shapes in two or more shapes

User
20190913
Monday 13th May 2019
The Draw>Cut command seems to have some "modality" and behavior. There is a strange cursor that appears at times and snaps to regions of the polygon according to something I don't see or understand. But often times the cut just doesn't happen. I can't find anything on "Cut" in the help doc by searching, "cut" turns up many unrelated things like "execute" but not the command itself. I would like to be able to set a snap-angle other than "any" for the cut-line. I see there is a "right angle cut" mouse-shift combo (which works as erratically as the cut command itself, it seems). What does it take, to get the cut to work? Start-point feature? End-point feature? It acts like it's going to, and then nothing happens - but occasionally, for reasons I can't see, it does cut the polygon.
J├╝rgen
LayoutEditorFull
Monday 13th May 2019
The cut feature will only work on selected shapes. Cell references and unselected shapes are ignored. To cut a shape two points needs to be entered. Any kind of snapping works in the same ways as it does for any other editing feature. If the line between the two entered points cuts a selected shapes into two or more pieces the cutting is executed.
Jim
LayoutEditorFull
Monday 13th May 2019
As long as you have one or more paths, boxes, or polygons selected within the current cell (not referenced from a different cell), you can select CUT from the DRAW menu (or type Q) and then define the two endpoints for the line you will cut with. You can always look at the bottom right of the screen to see what you have selected within the current cell. It also helps to have Mouse Help turned on so it will be clear what the next step is (right click the upper toolbar to select this).