Deleting a line segment

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Deleting a line segment

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I’m trying to delete a line segment. Is there a trim tool?
In the past two cad I have experience with as long as the lines over lap you can delete the segment in between the two lines with a trim tool.
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Inkscape works differently that some of other cad programs. It doesn't really have a trim tool like AutoCad, Design Edge, etc. What program did you use to create the file that you have opened with Inkscape? Here is one way to do it.

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Here is another method that may be quicker for you.
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Re: Deleting a line segment

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David , I was going to show a screen shot highlighting nodes then a arrow up to delete line icon which is what I would do in this case . My question is do you move screen shot to paint to mark up or can you do it in inkscape ? Thanks ,Scott
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Dirtmotor wrote: Mon May 13, 2024 10:36 am David , I was going to show a screen shot highlighting nodes then a arrow up to delete line icon which is what I would do in this case . My question is do you move screen shot to paint to mark up or can you do it in inkscape ? Thanks ,Scott
Scott - I paste the screen shot into Paint.net, edit/mark-up, then save as jpeg.

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Thank you .
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Dirtmotor wrote: Mon May 13, 2024 10:36 am David , I was going to show a screen shot highlighting nodes then a arrow up to delete line icon which is what I would do in this case . My question is do you move screen shot to paint to mark up or can you do it in inkscape ? Thanks ,Scott
Scott - I'm not sure what you mean about deleting nodes. Perhaps you can show us how you would do it.
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Re: Deleting a line segment

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Heres how I do it
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First try at this , hope it makes sense .
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Scott - thanks for sharing your method - this is definitely another way to go to accomplish the same end result. I have created some screen shots showing your method in more detail, which may be instructive to those just starting out with Inkscape.
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You explained it very well ! I usually dont use add new node or snap , I just double click on intersection to add nodes . Does not always hit exactly on the intersection but if you zoom in close you can get real close .
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Dirtmotor wrote: Wed May 15, 2024 8:17 am You explained it very well ! I usually dont use add new node or snap , I just double click on intersection to add nodes . Does not always hit exactly on the intersection but if you zoom in close you can get real close .
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I drew it in Inkscape.
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Fastyankee wrote: Wed May 22, 2024 3:08 pm I drew it in Inkscape.
Have you followed the instructions I posted above, and if so, are you able to successfully draw your part?
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Nice work guys, with computers there is always more than 1 way to get things done. Great learning here :Like
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cuttinparts wrote: Thu May 23, 2024 3:23 pm Nice work guys, with computers there is always more than 1 way to get things done. Great learning here :Like
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