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Hi Folks

 

I'm just following the For Beginners Too tutorial. In creating a compound shape I seem to be getting different behaviour to that described in the tutorial.

 

The tutorial (from 1'13") describes non-destructively combining two shapes by selecting them and using the toolbar 'Add' whilst holding down the <Alt> key. When I do this, the resultant outline is subtly different from the combination of the two shapes. Attached are

 

1) The 'before' screenshot;

 

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2) The 'after' screenshot using <Alt> + 'Add'.

 

post-18174-0-50265800-1489845180_thumb.png

 

3) Shows the Curve selected after performing 2), showing an excluded area within the outline.

 

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4) Shows the correct 'after' screenshot using a destructive 'Add'.

 

post-18174-0-71397900-1489845245_thumb.png

 

Can anyone explain why this non-destructive 'Add' isn't working as expected?

 

Thanks

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I think you're describing a known issue which occurs when you perform a compound 'Add' with shapes containing Smart nodes. If you select both of the shapes with the Node Tool, press Ctrl+A on Windows (or Cmd+A on a Mac) to select all of the nodes and then press the 'Convert to Smooth' button in the Convert section of the Context toolbar, you should find that the shapes add correctly.


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Many thanks Alfred; that's sorted it.

 

You're welcome, marmite. Thanks for the feedback!

 

Is there a public log of known issues like this?

 

Not that I know of: I just happen to have seen a few reports of that particular bug. I suspect that the developers wouldn't welcome an ever-growing, publicly viewable list of all the bugs that haven't been fixed yet. :ph34r:


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Not that I know of: I just happen to have seen a few reports of that particular bug. I suspect that the developers wouldn't welcome an ever-growing, publicly viewable list of all the bugs that haven't been fixed yet. :ph34r:

 

Oh, are there that many  :D?  Thought there might be a list of significant issues ... maybe there are just too many little ones. AD should be getting more more of a mature product by now ... bug count should be going down!

 

Thanks again

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AD should be getting more more of a mature product by now ... bug count should be going down!

 

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On 3/18/2017 at 3:52 PM, marmite said:

 

Oh, are there that many  :D?  Thought there might be a list of significant issues ... maybe there are just too many little ones. AD should be getting more more of a mature product by now ... bug count should be going down!

 

Thanks again

Could someone tell Autodesk that 😄

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