Intersecting objects

Intersecting creates a new object from an area where two or more objects overlap. The result is one object with the size and shape of this overlapping area. In addition to this new object, you can keep all, some, or none of the original objects. The new object always uses the fill and outline attributes of the target object.

The Intersect command creates a new object out of the area shared by overlapping objects.

The Intersect command creates a new object out of the area shared by overlapping objects.

Overlapping Object

To intersect objects using the Shaping Docker

K I Select the objects with the Pick tool. 2 Click Arrange, Shaping.

3 In the Shaping Docker, click the Intersection button.

4 Enable one of the following check boxes:

• Source Object(s) — keeps a copy of all other selected objects (except the target object)

• Target Object(s) — keeps a copy of the target object

5 Click the Intersect With button.

6 Click the object that you want to be the target object.

To intersect objects using the Property Bar

1 Select the objects with the Pick tool.

2 Click the Intersect button on the Property Bar.

• If you marquee select the objects, the new intersected object takes on the properties of the bottom-most selected object. If you use multiple selection, the new intersected object takes on the properties of the object you selected last.

To intersect multiple objects with multiple objects

1 Marquee select two or more objects that you have chosen to intersect with the target objects.

2 Click Arrange, Shaping.

3 In the Shaping Docker, click the Intersect button.

4 Using the Pick tool, hold down SHIFT and select the objects you want to intersect.

5 Release SHIFT.

• You do not have to group multiple objects prior to intersecting them.

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