Let's say I have a rectangle path and want to split it into two trapezia with another path, let's say with a straight line. How can I do this with path operations in Inkscape?

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Here are a couple of ways you could do it:

Draw a closed shape such as a rectangle, with a stroke set if you want, and above that draw a path with a stroke - it can be a straight line, or curved.

  • Select the top path, then Object > Stroke to Path
  • Select both shape and the now outlined "stroke"
  • Path > Difference

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Another simpler method is to draw a closed shape and a single stroke. Again this can be a straight or curved line, open path is also fine. Select both, then Path > Division

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  • perfect! thank you for solutions to both interpretations of my question. Aug 21, 2018 at 18:03

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