Please see this example to understand what I am talking about.
--- On Tue, 2/24/09, Richard Querin <rfquerin@...155...> wrote:
From: Richard Querin <rfquerin@...155...>
Subject: Re: [Inkscape-user] why doesn't this work?
To: chrysalis_reborn@...12..., "Inkscape User Community"
Date: Tuesday, February 24, 2009, 9:20 AM
On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 9:08 AM, Elwin Estle
> I am trying to make a simple wedge shape that is 1/6
of a hexagon.
> So I used the polygon tool to make a hexagon. I
convert it to a path. I
> duplicated it, shrunk it down some and used a boolean
operation to cut a
> smaller hex shaped hole in the exact center of the
> Then I used the node tool to select the extraneous
nodes and delete them.
> Now I have two lines, both part of the same path, but
not connected. When
> I select two end points on the lines and try to join
them with a new
> segment, I get an error saying I haven't selected
> So just for the heck of it, I used the bezier tool to
make two separate
> lines, combined them to a single path and then tried
to connect two end
> nodes with a new segment. Worked just fine. I could
try to do the shape I
> am after this way, but getting everything positioned
right might be
> something of a pain.
> I am just wondering why the first technique
doesn't work. Seems like it
I'm not 100% sure I follow your first technique, but
are the two nodes
you're trying to join closed? If you create two paths
(both closed paths)
and then try to select two nodes (one from each path) and
join them it won't
work. Are they really "end" nodes or just nodes
that are part of a closed
shape? I'm pretty sure for instance that you can't
have more than 2 paths
coming into a single node.
Maybe I'm misunderstanding though.