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luis castro
pathfinder question (Pic added)
on Jan 27, 2009 at 4:25:43 pm

I am migrating from corel draw to illustrator, I am trying to draw a car grill like the pic, I just want to have as a result, the segments of the vertical lines that are inside the ellipse.
In Corel Draw I just select the vertical lines and use "COMBINE"
then I select the ellipse and the "COMBINED" vertical lines and hit
"ARRANGE"-"SHAPING"-"INTERSECT" !!done!!
Then just erase the ends and ellipse.
Please somebody help me, I've spent several hours trying to figure it out, with no results
Pic:

Thanks, Luis

ps.I am reposting my question because on the first post , the pic i wanted to show, didn't appear.


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ronaldo montalvo
Re: pathfinder question (Pic added)
on Jan 28, 2009 at 7:32:30 pm

did you try using the "divide" command in the illustrator pathfinder tab? select your vert lines and your elipse, then "divide" in the pathfinder. this will give you the vert lines plus the elipse, minus the vert lines outside the elipse. if you don't want the exterior or border elipse then manually delete the curved elipse pieces with the direct selection tool.



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luis castro
Re: pathfinder question (Pic added)
on Jan 29, 2009 at 4:20:46 am

It kinda work with the divide option but i have to delete all the little curved pieces manually, but my real drawing is much bigger than the sample i posted ill take long time to do.
With Corel Draw it does it automatically in seconds.
If there is no easier way to do it then i don't understand peoples claims saying that illustrator is better than corel.
At this point I am not too sure if I should switch.
If somebody know a short way to do it, please help me.
Thanks



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ronaldo montalvo
Re: pathfinder question (Pic added)
on Jan 30, 2009 at 3:49:12 am

sounds like you should stick with corel draw.



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