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Hi Folks, 

 

Me again asking daft questions. Can someone have a look at the attached file and explain to me how I can "cut" the canopy section out and leave that area blank? I will then need to put a similar shape within that hollowed out area but leaving a thin boarder between the new canopy shape and the fuselage. Make sense? thought not, but hopefully someone out there can make sense of what I am trying to do. Cheers again folks.

 

Mark

Door Design Post client edits.afdesign

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Hi Mvdarbs, 

There's a few ways to go about this. Here's one:

- select all the shapes, press and hold ⌥ (option/alt) and click on the Add boolean operation icon to join them all in a "single" shape non-destructively

- then expand the compound shape in the Layers panel, duplicate the cockpit layer - move it outside the compound temporarily to see what you doing, you may need to change the stroke colour -, set the stroke width to whatever value you want the gap to be, and change its alignment as you see fit (i've chosen inside in the attached file). Then expand it (menu Layer ▸ Expand Stroke).

- move it to above the original cockpit layer inside the compound and change the boolean operation of that layer to minus (subtract).

 

Edited file attached.

Door Design Post client editsMEB.afdesign

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Hi MEB, 

 

Thanks for the help again, just one issues though. When I try to change the stroke colour so that I can see what I am doing nothing happens?!? It just stays the original grey colour. What am I doing wrong?

 

Mark

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