I tried to create a shape with two cicles at the extremes and two segments between them. I selected all the shapes and then in the pathfinder window I choose the option "unite" but the final result left me with the two circles only! Is there an alternative way to create a shape with these elements? And why is this happening? Is it because the segments are not part of a closed path?

I thank you very much in advance, have a nice day :)

  • What do you expect to happen?
    – joojaa
    Commented Oct 13, 2018 at 9:34

1 Answer 1


Line segments don't have an area, so when you use unite, there's technically nothing to unite. As a work around, use a very thin rectangle instead of a line.

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