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I've looked through the forums for existing questions on the shape builder tool and it seem like it's yet to be implemented. I'm stuck on building something and I'll like a help with the best approach to go about it in affinity designer. The red circles in the attached image indicate parts that I want to subtract from the thick black circles. But unlike regular subtraction, I don't want those ends taking the shape of the subtracted shape. I want something like the behavior of shape builder where I completely erase those red circle areas

 

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Not quite sure what you want but does this come close?

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32 minutes ago, silverdust said:

Can I just clean it off? Is there a path eraser tool?

Convert the shapes to curves, then switch over to the Node tool and delete/open selected points or intersection points (you can also add points if needed), so you are leaved with what you are looking after. See here bottom of the help page.


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4 hours ago, silverdust said:

I want to be left with this:

Then the largest red circle is unneeded. Just subtract the other 2 (in green below) from the black shape, break the curve at the 2 end nodes as in step 1 above, & delete the lower shape, as in 4 above.

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