Tried that one too...it didn't work either. However, Kurt's idea sounds
workable... yup, just tried it, works like a champ. Thanks!
--- On Tue, 2/24/09, heathenx <heathenx@...155...> wrote:
From: heathenx <heathenx@...155...>
Subject: Re: [Inkscape-user] why doesn't this work?
To: "Inkscape User Community" <inkscape-user(a)lists.sourceforge.net>
Date: Tuesday, February 24, 2009, 10:36 AM
Kurt Hutchinson wrote the following on 2/24/2009 10:27 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 larger hexagon.
>> 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 two nodes!!!
> What's happening is a bit unintuitive, because the
nodes look like end
> nodes, but aren't. If you have stroke turned on,
it looks like two
> separate subpaths that are just straight lines, each
with one node at
> each end. Why aren't they end-nodes, right?
> When you create the donut shape by cutting a hole in
the hexagon, you
> get two sets of nodes: the six around the outer
perimeter, and the six
> around the inner perimeter. Those two sets are
disjoint; there are no
> connections between the outer nodes and the inner
nodes. When you
> delete nodes, the two sets are kept separate. If you
delete one node
> at a time, you can see that at no time is there a
> between the outer and inner, yet each set is still
connected in a
> loop. For example, delete one of the outer nodes, and
> perimeter is still a loop, but with 5 nodes instead of
> If you kept deleting one node at a time from the outer
> only two were left, you would see just a line between
them, and they
> appear like end-nodes. But there is still a loop!
There is a
> connection from one to the other, and another
connection back again.
> So they aren't end-nodes. You can verify this by
> the line between them. It will pull out one of the
> you can remove that connection by clicking on it and
> "split path between two non-endpoint nodes"
icon on the toolbar. The
> icon looks like two connected nodes on top pointing to
> disconnected nodes below.
> Once you do the same to the line formed from the inner
> nodes, then you really will have two subpaths with two
> and you can join them the way you intended.
...or you can just select both segments, combine them,
select both end nodes, then hit your join nodes.
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