Hi Maren & David,
First, this is almost consistent on my system. The variation is that the erase line disappears (as you would expect) but does nothing with the underlying object. In no case have I seen it working on my system.
I have removed the preferences file, so I’m working with the defaults set on installation.
There are two issues here for me. First the Cut tool does not cut paths. I was trying the erase tool as a work-around. Second, the, is the non-functional erase tool.
I am unwilling to restore Mojave, but if I did, I’d go back to Illustrator because I know how to use it. I like Inkscape, but to be a replacement for me, I need the cut tool.
Do I need to make this into a formal bug report?
> On 13 Mar 2020, at 23:29, Maren Hachmann <maren(a)goos-habermann.de> wrote:
> Hi Dave,
> I've seen this happen a lot of times in my own Inkscape, and many people
> have complained about it.
> In my Inkscape 1.0.x, I cannot reproduce the issue currently with your
> file, though.
> There is a similar bug report here:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/1425794 that assumes it could
> be related to the viewbox and any transforms.
> I was not able to find another open bug report, especially none on GitLab.
> There is one closed report
> (https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/1539778) on launchpad that
> might be what you are seeing - but it's supposed to be fixed in your
> Inkscape version (1.0beta2 (2b71d25, 2019-12-03)).
> As it works for me, but does not work for you, maybe a difference in our
> preferences files could play a role, too.
> Does it always *not* work for you, or are there cases when it does work?
> On 14 Mar 2020, at 01:16, DJ Paul <tiggerdjpaul(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Dave,
> I've had several issues with the version of Inkscape you are using that prevented me from completing drawings. Until the issues are resolved, I have been using the 0.92.4 version on Mac OS Mojave. You will have to build & install the 0.92.4 version using MacPorts. Info on how to do that is here;
> It was fairly easy to do. I've had no issues with this build on Mojave. I am not using paths in my current drawings so I don't know if it will have the issues you are seeing in the beta builds.
I’m a new user migrating over from Illustrator. I’m running a Mac (Catalina 10.15.3) and Inkscape 1.0beta2 (2b71d25, 2019-12-03). I have deleted the preferences file prior to this test.
From a new, empty document, I created a couple of shapes.
Following an online tutorial (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gO7TU7N3sn0) my installation does not cut paths using the eraser and the ‘cut out from paths and shapes’ setting. I get a [red] line (path) as in the tutorial, but it remains after I lift the mouse and the underlying shape remains intact. I can delete the red line in the usual way.
On a second shape, I convert to a path, highlight a pair of nodes and click ‘cut’. The highlight on the nodes disappears, but the path remains intact.
Is this a bug or am I doing something wrong?