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tymcat

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About tymcat

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  • Birthday 12/14/1963

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    Male
  • Location
    Munich, Bavaria
  • Interests
    DIY, Lasercutting, 3D printing, repairing, lesser my former profession - graphic and type design
  1. Thank you for the helpful links. I tried. My native AD help is white on white, I will find out later why it doesn't work. For a quick shot, before searching and watching YT/Vimeo tuts I googled: the first source I trusted was here... so please... I bought AD+AP half a year ago and trying to start I turned several times to my old tools because AD isn't intuitive to me in very basic operations. Having changed computer to a Retina and OS from Yosemite to Mojave, I finally decided to do the step, not to install AI/PS or Inkscape anymore which are getting less reliable with each OS update. After Christmas I won't ask stupid questions anymore
  2. Four years went by since the first acknowledgement of the need for DXF export... I am a newbie in AD but an ex-Illustrator user from 1990. Yes, DXF is one of the standards for some AD users (think of FabLabs, Maker Spaces!), we are not only Manga painters (sorry: artists).
  3. I found the answer myself in another forum: select both open shapes, select the two nodes to be connected and click "join curves" (not "close curve"), which is the fourth in the Action menu Phew! Long time since I've searched that long for a simple, single operation.
  4. Hi experts, the aforementioned solutions with boolean subtraction don't work in my case as I sometimes construct shapes with open paths which are joined later. This is useful if you have repeating shapes like serifs or specially curved edges. I have no idea how to connect two separate shapes, if I activate both parts, click "join" they only connect their own two end points. Is there a way to connect two separate open curves without closing them? I started working with path programs in the 90ies, changed from Freehand and Canvas to Illustrator, creating fonts, illustrations and constructions for laser cutting. I tried Inkscape, but on the Mac it has its issues. All Bezier programs I knew so far work in a similar manner and I do not understand how a very basic operation can be so difficult.
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