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I am trying to take out the top and only the top of a square. I am doing a leather wallet and designing the pocket. As soon as I use the pen tool and creat my desired design I try to take out the top part of the square that I do not need. I have tried to divide the entire shape and then simple select the top part and cut it or delete it. Thinking that will do it and it won’t. Not sure what to do. 

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Welcome to the Serif Affinity Forums, @Mexie7. :)

Unless I’ve misunderstood your description, you should be able to achieve the desired result fairly easily. Draw a square with the Rectangle Tool and then use the Ellipse Tool or the Diamond Tool to draw a second shape overlapping the top of the square. Select the two objects and click on the ‘Subtract’ icon in the Geometry section of the toolbar.

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Your video is blank

Are you trying to achieve something like the square B from the square A?

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50 minutes ago, Old Bruce said:

Your video is blank

For me, using Safari, Google Chrome, or Firefox I cannot tell if it is blank or not because even after waiting ~5 minutes it never loads enough for me to see anything so I gave up trying to watch it. The same thing happens in the other topic by @Mexie7 here.

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27 minutes ago, R C-R said:

For me, using Safari, Google Chrome, or Firefox I cannot tell if it is blank or not because even after waiting ~5 minutes it never loads enough for me to see anything so I gave up trying to watch it. The same thing happens in the other topic by @Mexie7 here.

No problem playing his video; however, I don’t have an fix for him.

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Okay, So this is what I am trying to do. I make a square I then use the pen tool to make a shape or draw something. I then select the entire square and click on geometry and then divide. I then just select the top of the scare that I would like to remove and hit cut or delete. That all works great and I am able to do it.  I then do the same thing. I make a square I then use the pen tool again here is the tricky part I am trying to use the (NODE) tool to adjust or get the desired shape or form I want right. Same thing to me.. Anyway this time I select everything I click on geometry and then divide as soon as I do that two lines shoot out and change the shape that I created using the NODE tool. Not sure why. I also tired groping the shape I made before I click on divide and try to cut of the top of the shape. It just deletes the shape I created. Anyways, the problem comes in when I try to use the NODE tool to adjust the shape I want. Everything works with just using the PEN tool. The PEN is fine I am able to make a shape and then click on geometry, Divide select the top of the square and cut it out. The shape I made with the PEN tool stays and it looks great. The problem is when I try to bring in the NODE tool.... that is when things go bad and everything gets all wired when I click on divide and then try to cut the top of the square to just keep the shape I made using the NODE AND PEN TOOL. 

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@Mexie7 If you want to, zip the video up and attach the zip file to the post we can download it to view it.

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Hi @Mexie7,

Sorry to hear you're having trouble!

I've been able to download your video and I believe I've identified the problem, however please do refrain from creating multiple threads for the same issue.

12 hours ago, Mexie7 said:

The problem is when I try to bring in the NODE tool.... that is when things go bad and everything gets all wired when I click on divide and then try to cut the top of the square to just keep the shape I made using the NODE AND PEN TOOL

I can confirm that this issue is not related to the Node tool, it's actually an issue with Boolean operations for any shape that has had a Transform > Flip [Horizontal/Vertical] applied. This is a known issue that's with development to be fixed, and you should find that if you draw the custom curve manually across the rectangle, rather than drawing half and then duplicating & flipping it, you should find the divide operation works as expected.

I hope this helps :)

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Thank you! that makes since to why it was not working for me. I wonder why it has that problem. Hopefully they fix it soon. It is annoying because it makes it so much more easy for me to know that thety are the exact same shape without doing more work haha. Thank you for your help. 

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