I started my adventures with Inkscape. I am trying to merge and delete connection between nodes.

I have got a two objects that intersect:

I would like to merge them and delete a section so the result is similar to this:

I tried join selected nodes for two node from two objects but it doesn't work.

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Your question isn't easy to understand, so if I've misunderstood, perhaps you should add more details.

I assume you have two filled closed paths which intersect. In the example below, the red curved shape is on top. I've coloured it red simply so that you can see what's going on easier.

  1. Select the red shape, and press CTRL+C (Copy)

  2. Select both shapes by holding down Shift and clicking them both.

  3. Press CTRL+/ (Division)

  4. Delete the middle black piece.

  5. Press CTRL+ALt+V (Paste in Place) to paste the red shape back.

  6. Press End (Lower to Bottom)

  7. Select the tiny little black piece, and the red shape.

  8. Press CTRL+/ (Division)

  9. Select the other tiny little black piece on the other side, and the red shape.

  10. Press CTRL+/ (Division)

  11. Select the middle red piece, and delete it.

  12. Select all the shapes on one side and press CTRL++ (Union)

  13. Repeat step 12 for the objects on the other side.

enter image description here

  • thank you very much for your effort. It is exactly this what i expect. Feb 5, 2018 at 10:46
  • Unfortunately it fails on step 4 for me. :/ I have no idea what the difference between my image and yours is... I simply cannot remove the middle part like that on my image...
    – Arturas M
    Apr 30, 2018 at 16:10

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