Help with Union or Weld

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Help with Union or Weld

Post by Jfile » Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:13 am

Just when I thought I was getting the hang of InkScape, I hit a snag. Please see the attached SVG file. I have tried everything and I can't get the letters in EST and the numbers 2002 to weld to the line they are sitting on. When I did the full last name (HARRISION), I used the "difference" command and it worked like a charm. I've tried that as well as union and can't get EST and the date to weld.

If someone could take a look at it and tell me what I'm doing wrong, it would be greatly appreciated.

Jeff
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Re: Help with Union or Weld

Post by acourtjester » Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:50 am

You cannot use the union inside of another path, you will need to use the node tools to break the path and attach another to it sa shown in the images attached here. I did 2 letters and returned you SVG file, you can do the rest. When moving a path around to align one line on top of another use the alt key and the right/left, and up/down arrow keys to move slightly. You will need to go under the view menu and click on display then outline to see these on your screen.
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Re: Help with Union or Weld

Post by Jfile » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:35 am

Ok, that makes sense now. Thank you very much. I've manually connected a few images using the process that you described so I think I'll be ok. It will just take a little longer than the Union command that I thought I could use. But, that's ok too. Practice makes perfect. ;)

Thanks again for bringing me up to speed.

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Re: Help with Union or Weld

Post by acourtjester » Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:19 pm

Happy to help :)
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Re: Help with Union or Weld

Post by 429p » Thu May 16, 2019 11:50 am

Thanks for the tip. Too bad you can't "use a union inside of path." This seems to be a laborious solution to the problem. Do other software programs (that you have to buy) have a an automated way to create unions? Anyway, thank you for giving us a way to do "unions" with Inkscape! Carr

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Re: Help with Union or Weld

Post by acourtjester » Thu May 16, 2019 3:09 pm

With the number of members here maybe someone that uses a different software package can answer that. You could post a question on the inkscape web page, my way is a work around as I am not a trained user of Inkscape. When questions come up I learn new things when trying to answer them, or just Google to see if someone has an answer, there are so many videos out there too.
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