Shapes in LayOut: Combining, Cutting holes, etc.?

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Shapes in LayOut: Combining, Cutting holes, etc.?

Postby JClements » Sun Oct 05, 2014 9:05 pm

Is there a way to punch a hole in a LayOut shape? For example, you draw large rectangle and then draw a smaller circle inside and over the top of the rectangle; can you subtract the circle from the rectangle.

If not, has anyone suggested to SketchUp folks the ability to apply some basic boolean functions to a selection of objects?
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Re: Shapes in LayOut: Combining, Cutting holes, etc.?

Postby Charlie__V » Mon Oct 06, 2014 1:14 am

JClements:
In a word.......NO

You can however create linework and fill seperately and later combine them in a group.
(please see attached crude example)

So....your request is a good one as this is a limited/cumbersome solution.

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Re: Shapes in LayOut: Combining, Cutting holes, etc.?

Postby Krisidious » Mon Oct 06, 2014 2:22 am

to accomplish it you have to think as you would about a hatch...

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Re: Shapes in LayOut: Combining, Cutting holes, etc.?

Postby pcmoor » Mon Oct 06, 2014 4:59 am

Hi
another technique would to select a shape say a circle, make the fill transparent by clicking the button in the shape styles, then increasing the stroke by entering say 20 thus creating a doughnut
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Re: Shapes in LayOut: Combining, Cutting holes, etc.?

Postby JClements » Mon Oct 06, 2014 3:59 pm

Thanks for the quick replies.

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Re: Shapes in LayOut: Combining, Cutting holes, etc.?

Postby Krisidious » Mon Oct 06, 2014 5:18 pm

I love how different brains come up with different ways to solve the same problem.
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Re: Shapes in LayOut: Combining, Cutting holes, etc.?

Postby pbacot » Mon Oct 06, 2014 6:22 pm

You can also create a shape in SU then copy and paste into LO. However it remains a SU object or if you explode it (under vector style) you have a LO shape but one that is not really nicely editable.
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Re: Shapes in LayOut: Combining, Cutting holes, etc.?

Postby Richard » Tue Oct 07, 2014 11:10 pm

Unfortunately mate there is no function to do so! I do a lot of logos using LO and the only workaround is as Kistoff suggests, create something like a "C" shape with the ends closed, you can then use the slice tool to get rid of the excess where they join if needed.

It is a function that I've requested multiple times!
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Re: Shapes in LayOut: Combining, Cutting holes, etc.?

Postby JClements » Tue Oct 07, 2014 11:17 pm

Another solution would be for LayOut to be able to import common vector graph formats such as pdf, svg, ai.,etc, and then save it to their internal format.
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Re: Shapes in LayOut: Combining, Cutting holes, etc.?

Postby Richard » Wed Oct 08, 2014 2:09 am

Or have a bunch of shapes by default that can be edited!
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Re: Shapes in LayOut: Combining, Cutting holes, etc.?

Postby greengeorge » Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:06 am

Actually yes you can. Use the split tool to split somewhere on the outer edge and then continue from one of the newly splid points inside, drawi the inside edge and then finish on the other newly split point. Lastly double click on the shpe and drag both of the new points so they overlap.
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Re: Shapes in LayOut: Combining, Cutting holes, etc.?

Postby Richard » Mon Nov 16, 2015 2:10 am

greengeorge wrote:Actually yes you can. Use the split tool to split somewhere on the outer edge and then continue from one of the newly splid points inside, drawi the inside edge and then finish on the other newly split point. Lastly double click on the shpe and drag both of the new points so they overlap.


That still doesn't really create a proper hole, but like a letter "C" with the opening joined. Assuming I'm following your suggestion correctly!
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Re: Shapes in LayOut: Combining, Cutting holes, etc.?

Postby ScottBold » Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:44 am

Really helpful thread, I was pulling my hair out a bit, but the download and tips from posters - all sorted. Thank you!
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Re: Shapes in LayOut: Combining, Cutting holes, etc.?

Postby agrazdi » Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:43 pm

How about this trick ..
The answer is in the 15 second of the gif.
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