Difference being undone by division?

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Bowwow
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Difference being undone by division?

Postby Bowwow » Tue Jan 19, 2016 12:32 am

When I use division on a path I used difference on, it completely undoes the latter. Does anyone know what's causing this or how to prevent it?

tylerdurden
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Re: Difference being undone by division?

Postby tylerdurden » Tue Jan 19, 2016 1:20 am

Can you attach or link to an example? That could help.
Have a nice day.

I'm using Inkscape 0.92.2 (5c3e80d, 2017-08-06), 64 bit win8.1

The Inkscape manual has lots of helpful info! http://tavmjong.free.fr/INKSCAPE/MANUAL/html/

Bowwow
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Re: Difference being undone by division?

Postby Bowwow » Tue Jan 19, 2016 1:40 am

Okay, I created a square then made circle-hole in the middle using Difference.

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Then I attempt to make a triangle-shaped Division next to it. I expect it to only effect the area that was not Difference'd

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Instead this is the result immediately after I hit 'Division'

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After moving the shapes around.

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Bowwow
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Re: Difference being undone by division?

Postby Bowwow » Tue Jan 19, 2016 2:05 am

It only seems to happen when the triangle is completely within the square when I try to divide:

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~suv
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Re: Difference being undone by division?

Postby ~suv » Tue Jan 19, 2016 2:35 am

You are using an outdated version of Inkscape (0.48.x) - I recommend to upgrade to current stable Inkscape 0.91 (this known issue with division applied to paths with holes is fixed in this release).

~suv
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Re: Difference being undone by division?

Postby ~suv » Tue Jan 19, 2016 2:41 am

~suv wrote:(…) known issue with division applied to paths with holes is fixed in this release.
  • Bug #499744 “Division won't create objects with holes”: fixed as originally reported in current Inkscape 0.91, a minor fix for a remaining issue detected later will be available in the next release.

Bowwow
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Re: Difference being undone by division?

Postby Bowwow » Tue Jan 19, 2016 2:55 am

~suv wrote:You are using an outdated version of Inkscape (0.48.x) - I recommend to upgrade to current stable Inkscape 0.91 (this known issue with division applied to paths with holes is fixed in this release).



Yes! That fixed it. Can't believe I was using a five-year old version haha. Thanks a lot :)


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