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I was trying to subtract two shapes from another and it gives an unexpected behaviour.
Even if I this was a user error (which I don't think it is) this result does not match the expectation.
So I'd consider this either a bug in code or in UX.

This is with latest version from the MAS on 10.14.6

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Hi Tcurdt,

Judging by your screenshot you are using a single line with a stroke applied? These cannot be boolean'd like you're trying to do. You would first need to expand the stroke so it becomes a closed curve with a fill.

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Indeed it is a single stroked line and expanding the stroke works. But AD should either

a) convert it to a suitable curve by implicitly expanding the stroke (maybe even with a warning)
b) not let me do it

Like it is right now it's a very bad UX.
(I am also not quite sure why expanding the stroke creates an additional empty layer)

Thanks for the quick reply.

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On 8/30/2019 at 12:55 PM, tcurdt said:

Indeed it is a single stroked line and expanding the stroke works. But AD should either

a) convert it to a suitable curve by implicitly expanding the stroke (maybe even with a warning)
b) not let me do it

Like it is right now it's a very bad UX.
 

c) Inform (and educate) the user what is preventing the feature from working. Even a hint is better than no feedback.


"Men are like sheep, of which a flock is more easily driven than a single one."

"Experienced vector artists and infographic designers will find a noticeable lack of the more advanced tools found in Illustrator CC." (source)

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"Men are like sheep, of which a flock is more easily driven than a single one."

"Experienced vector artists and infographic designers will find a noticeable lack of the more advanced tools found in Illustrator CC." (source)

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