Trim between two nodes



  • @b77 said in Trim between two nodes:

    There is no way to click a segment to select it.
    Not sure a single click could mark a possible node location (as it currently does) AND also select that segment without confusing users?

    Using the Shape Editor tool, if you single click a segment, it leaves a stationary indicator "arrow" at that point, so VS must know that it is a segment as it has just marked it with the arrow ?
    All VS needs to do is NOT delete the whole path when backspace is hit, but only the segment - problem solved ๐Ÿ™‚

    Selecting a node and hitting backspace/delete whatever would still remain and not confusing at all. You would also still be able to double click to produce a node.
    Further, VS allows you to drag that segment to produce a curve (GREAT feature BTW !!!) - so it definitely knows it's a segment.

    In essence the only thing that needs to change is to not delete the whole path but only the segment (as I suspect the original intention was ๐Ÿ™‚ )

    Neil



  • @Igull I agree that the โŠณ node marking can work for what it now does (show the place where if you click the [+] key it will add a node) and also "mark" the clicked segment for deletion.

    It's just that I thought highlighting the segment somehow would have been better.

    But I can't think of an elegant way to highlight the segment without making things look more busy than they already are when in node editing (with so many nodes and Bรฉzier handles).



  • @b77 said in Trim between two nodes:

    It's just that I thought highlighting the segment somehow would have been better.
    But I can't think of an elegant way to highlight the segment without making things look more busy than they already are when in node editing (with so many nodes and Bรฉzier handles).

    TBH, I just checked AI - it highlights the whole path (not wonderful really !) So, your idea of placing an X or as is, an arrow/triangle will work just fine I think ?
    That way, everything will remain the same for mode editing etc.

    Neil



  • @b77

    well for me where also enough to set that Triangle

    could highlight that segment in complementary color be a way ?



  • @Subpath said in Trim between two nodes:

    could highlight that segment in complementary color a way ?

    TBH, that would be nice, but adds icing on the cake ๐Ÿ™‚ I'd be happy with leaving the triangle - knowing that I was about to hit delete and remove it all anyway ๐Ÿ™‚

    Neil



  • @Igull

    you right, extended my post above
    to set that triangle alone would fit it for me



  • @Subpath and @Igull
    It's OK with me to use just the triangle mark for both node placement and segment highlight.



  • @VectorStyler

    Is it possible to implement this feature, using the shape editor tool, click a segment and hit backspace/delete to delete that segment rather than delete the whole object ?

    TIA

    Neil


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    @Igull said in Trim between two nodes:

    Is it possible to implement this feature, using the shape editor tool, click a segment and hit backspace/delete to delete that segment rather than delete the whole object

    It is in the backlog.



  • @VectorStyler said in Trim between two nodes:

    @Igull said in Trim between two nodes:

    Is it possible to implement this feature, using the shape editor tool, click a segment and hit backspace/delete to delete that segment rather than delete the whole object

    It is in the backlog.

    ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘

    Neil



  • @VectorStyler I was searching for the easiest way to delete segment and found this thread. There is a simple way to delete segment in AD with node tool holding CTRL and click will delete the segment.
    Example in AD


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    @Jayanta-Das It is in the backlog for 1.2



  • @VectorStyler said in Trim between two nodes:

    @Igull said in Trim between two nodes:

    Is it possible to implement this feature, using the shape editor tool, click a segment and hit backspace/delete to delete that segment rather than delete the whole object

    It is in the backlog.

    @Igull are you wanting the option to remove a segment entirely, leaving an open path?

    If this gets implemented, would it take away the current "click a segment/node and hit backspace/delete to delete the node and click backspace/delete a second time to delete the whole object"?

    I had advocated for this current option mentioned above and would like to be sure it's still an option in VS going forward as i use it quite often to quickly remove things



  • @Jayanta-Das said in Trim between two nodes:

    @VectorStyler I was searching for the easiest way to delete segment and found this thread. There is a simple way to delete segment in AD with node tool holding CTRL and click will delete the segment.
    Example in AD

    This looks like a great solution - glad it will be in 1.2!



  • @Boldline said in Trim between two nodes:

    @Igull are you wanting the option to remove a segment entirely, leaving an open path?

    Yes, that's correct.

    If this gets implemented, would it take away the current "click a segment/node and hit backspace/delete to delete the node and click backspace/delete a second time to delete the whole object"?

    No, that would still stand - I also like the idea of hitting backspace/delete a second time to delete the complete object.
    IIRC, in AI, selecting the segment then hitting delete, deletes the segment, but leaves the two adjacent nodes highlighted - hitting delete again would delete the complete object as it has both ends of it's vector selected.

    Neil