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Scissor tool/slice vector path

Making more complex vector drawings is difficult without a tool like the scissor tool from Illustrator.

Creating arches like the attached image in Illustrator is super easy with the combination of the scissor and circle tool, but in XD it is very difficult.

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It would be great if i can cut path and add thing as per our requirement. Right now i have to achieve these thing with (add, subtract, intersect,). It would be great if we have these options as we use to do in Photoshop shape tool.

      • David commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        When I try to use the solution @randy Edmunds gives, (using subtraction tool), the original shape joins itself across the removed area.

        For example - if I want a half circle, I create a circle (no fill, with just border) - then I place a box over the bottom half...when I click SUBTRACT - the to ends of the circle connect....not sure why - but i can't seem to get that to work correctly....

      • AdminRandy Edmunds (Admin, Adobe) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        You can do this with a slightly different workflow using the Subtract feature. Draw a Rectangle over the part of the Circle that you want to delete, select both shapes, and then Subtract. See gif:

        https://imgur.com/a/7GB0Q13

        Or you can draw Rectangle over part of Circle that you want to keep and use Intersect.

        Is the what you are looking for?

        Randy

      • Marshall Wells commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It would be very useful to delete a path in between two points. (example: create a circle shape with the ellipse tool, then double click to select the points. Select one of the lines and delete to make a perfect half circle.)

      • AymanAlrifai commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please add a functionality for deleting parts from path like other adobe programs.
        Here's an example of what this feature will solve.

      • guyu commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        我希望能有剪刀功能。剪掉多余的线段

        当我用钢笔工具画了一些图形后。能有去掉一部分边的功能

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        How I cut border object and expand border to editable fill curve like an illustrator

      • Yamiteru commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Give us a better snipping. For example, Illustrator features a good snipping, but this one feels like a "Snipping: Lite version" :D

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