Absolutely frustrated Help unioning this

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hardface
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Absolutely frustrated Help unioning this

Postby hardface » Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:57 am

I have been at this for days Im trying to union the J to the circles to create monogram Below is the steps ive taken to this point and a pic Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated thx in advance
1) the group of circles are tiled clones then clone link was broke
2) the 2 larger circle have been object to path
When i try to union it all the cloned circles and thew inner circle disappear Ive tried so many different thing to get it to work its impposible to list them all Im sure like always its a simple fix but after days of reasearching reading manuals etc Im still not bright enough to figure it

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Re: Absolutely frustrated Help unioning this

Postby hardface » Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:57 am

mono 1.JPG
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mono 1.JPG
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Moini
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Re: Absolutely frustrated Help unioning this

Postby Moini » Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:51 am

You will need to use a mix of union and combine. Union for shapes without holes, Combine (or difference) for creating holes. So you will need several steps to make this work.
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Re: Absolutely frustrated Help unioning this

Postby Moini » Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:52 am

I'd probably start with combining the two outer circles, then I'd Union the result with the Js, then I'd combine the result with all the tiny circles. Not sure if it works, no file to test.
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Re: Absolutely frustrated Help unioning this

Postby hardface » Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:14 am

Thx everyone. I’ll try everyone suggestions as soon as I get back I’m new to Inkscape I built a cnc plasma around a month ago and been trying to learn as much as possible After i can try and upload the svg I’m working with if that would be helpful It didn’t really cross my mind

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Re: Absolutely frustrated Help unioning this

Postby Moini » Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:33 am

Yes, a test file is always helpful.
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Re: Absolutely frustrated Help unioning this

Postby hardface » Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:34 am

Thanks for the links I've looked over the inkscape manual but at this point I've been looking for 4 evenings and its at the point its all just mumble Probably time to step away and regroup
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Re: Absolutely frustrated Help unioning this

Postby Moini » Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:29 am

Quick video of doing this with the file above:

https://framadrive.org/s/dnJ4go334CDX8CN

The problems you probably stumbled upon are:

1. The fill-rule for the circles makes it impossible to see if there are holes in them. Change it.
2. The J letter is a group. Ungroup it.
3. The large circle is on top, which you can't see, because it's partially transparent. Make it opaque and move it to the bottom.
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Re: Absolutely frustrated Help unioning this

Postby Moini » Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:31 am

4. The J letter doesn't even touch the circle. I think it was meant to be connected to it. Make it larger, if that is what you want.
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Re: Absolutely frustrated Help unioning this

Postby tylerdurden » Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:07 am

FWIW, the pattern of dots is not centered. See today's puzzler: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=34458
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/

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Re: Absolutely frustrated Help unioning this

Postby hardface » Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:10 am

Wow. I’m so thankful for everyone’s help Moini I really appreciate you taking time to make the video I’m obviously not much help to anyone with Inkscape but do have a plasma table if anyone is ever in need of something cut. Thanks again.

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Re: Absolutely frustrated Help unioning this

Postby Moini » Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:23 am

Something doesn't work? - Keeping an eye on the status bar can save you a lot of time!

Inkscape FAQ - Learning Resources - Website with tutorials (German and English)

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Re: Absolutely frustrated Help unioning this

Postby hardface » Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:59 am

Not sure the things I make are cool enough to show off But would be glad to help however I can Ive got a couple projects for some friends I will be making over the next couple weeks and will forwards some pics

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Re: Absolutely frustrated Help unioning this

Postby Moini » Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:01 am

Looking forward to your pics!

(If you want to allow the project to use them for whatever purpose we need them, please license them as CC-By-SA, see https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/)
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