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I've done a couple of sessions of curve editing in the last few days, and have a request for enhancement for joining curves. When working rapidly with already trimmed curve segments, I do not want to have to zoom in on nodes and painstakingly drag one node over another to join two curve segments. I want to quickly box select both nodes and weld the two nodes together. Bam. Done. Move on to the next joint. Repeat. Bam. Bam. Bam. Bam. No fussy business, no delay. Just efficient work. What I get right now with the "Join curves" Action of the Node Tool (A) is an additional line segment between the two nodes. This segment is usually hidden by its tiny size, until I apply an operation like a boolean or the new beta contour, or apply a wide stroke. Then the insanely high curvature of a curve doubling back on itself twice makes it clear there's a little glitch that absolutely must be cleaned up before I can go on to the next step. Slowly, and painstakingly. So I would like to see another toolbar Action for the node tool, where selected nodes are not joined by a line segment, but merged into a single node. Adopt a rule that the highest (or lowest, I don't care) node in the layer stack is moved to the position of the lower, so if you are working with a precise design, you can reliably preserve known locations. Moving both nodes to an average location is much less useful than keeping one readily-identified node in a fixed location. Please do not base the rule on selection order. The node visual indicators are usually overlapping, and having to select the two nodes in a particular sequence would be a huge pain in the patoot, and require more of that slow, zoomed-in, painstaking work. Box select, weld, done, repeat. That's what I want.
Hello, Sometimes when I want to join two curves, the join results two vertices on top of each other. The vertices do get joined, but in a way that two vertices end up being right on top of each other. At other times, however, the curves do end up joining at a single vertex. I cannot figure out why this is. In the attached video, I provided some description at the top. I am trying to join to ellipse halves. In the first case, I re-use the de-attached bottom curve and they do get joined in a single vertex. However, in the second case (on the right), I delete the lower half of the ellipse and duplicate and rotate the top half. When I try to join them, they do result in two vertices being on top of each other. Don't really understand why this is. What is the logic behind this - if any? Thanks. joining-curves.mov