How do I cut or trim an object?

Asked by John Barry on 2018-07-16

Let's say I have a circle and I want to divide it into five identical piece-of-pie-shaped figures. In a conventional drawing program like Visio, I would create five lines intersecting at the center of the circle, equally spaced angularly. Then I'd use a "Fragment" command to cut the circle into five more or less wedge-shaped pieces. I'm unclear how to do the same thing to get the same results here.

In place of lines, I could draw very narrow rectangles and arrange them to suit. That's not a problem. What is a problem is what I do next. The path commands "Division", "Cut Path", and "Exclusion" don't give what I want. Nor does "Break Apart", which I thought was analogous to the "Fragment" command mentioned earlier. So how do I do this?

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2018-07-16
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2018-07-17
Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #1

In Inkscape, you create one circle, and turn it into a pie:
http://write.flossmanuals.net/start-with-inkscape/_draft/circles-ellipses-and-arcs/

Then you would duplicate the circle (select , Ctrl+D), and change the angles for the pie shape, either with the mouse, or using the angle fields in the tool bar. Duplicating makes sure that the new circle segment shares the same size and center point with the first one.

So, you make one circle segment for each segment.

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