How can I crop a group of objects, not an image

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Coloscott
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How can I crop a group of objects, not an image

Postby Coloscott » Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:36 am

I am trying to use a square or even a line to "crop" a bunch of shapes so I don't have to manually go and edit the nodes. Is there a way to do this? I have attached the svg file I'm working on. I need all the long ovals to be terminated on the outer area of the square if that makes sense.

Thanks to any of you that can help or point me in the right direction!

Scott
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Re: How can I crop a group of objects, not an image

Postby Xav » Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:01 am

If it's just a visual effect you need, clipping would be the best option.

If you need the actual geometry to be changed (e.g. for laser engraving) then you could use Boolean operations to union the ovals then difference them with a rectangle.

I've covered both methods in my tutorial series (parts 7 & 13): viewtopic.php?f=6&t=11981
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