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How can I snap or connect lines to circles in Adobe Illustrator?

I want to snap and or merge the lines to the circles in order for me to create a slash \ type design.

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Does it matter to you in which order the circles and lines are created? –  JohnB Feb 17 at 2:24
    
Merging and snapping are two completely different things. Which is it you want? –  Scott Feb 17 at 4:46
    
Nevermind I got it i just created halve circles and the connected the lines. –  Michael D. Irizarry Feb 17 at 15:57

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Another way of doing it, using the new corner radius handles

  1. Draw a rectangle the width of your current circles
  2. Using the direct select tool (white arrow) hover on the rectangle. You will notice there are little handles inside the shape, close to each corner. These handles control the radius of the corners. Grab any of them and drag them towards the inside of the rectangle to the maximum (until the rounded corners meet).
  3. Rotate the shape to the required angle.

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Thanks! That was really helpful. –  Michael D. Irizarry Feb 22 at 1:40

I know this is not what you asked, but you could use a stroke with rounded caps for a "slash" design.

  1. Draw a stroke
  2. Change the stroke width to the desired width of the slash (the diameter of your current circles)
  3. Add rounded caps to the stroke (with the stroke selected open the stroke panel, click on the top right corner to expand options if necessary then select the rounded caps.
  4. Expand the stroke (with the stroke selected select Object->Expand. Make sure Fill and Stroke are ticked then click OK)
  5. Recolour the new object if necesary.

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I would take a look at this video explaining the shape builder tool, a quick way to fuse and substract shapes from each other.

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