Wanted to check if there is a way to achieve (b) by joining dots (a) in Inkscape.

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    Can't you draw the lines over the T shape with the dots, then delete the original? There's nothing that can do this automatically in Inkscape as far as I know.
    – Billy Kerr
    Commented Sep 19, 2020 at 15:55

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I am not quite sure if this is always trivial, but you can try something like the following:

  • Select the shape and Path > Break apart (or Shift CtrlK).

  • Select the horizontal part and duplicate it Ctrld.

  • Select the vertical part and duplicate it Ctrld.

  • Combine the horizontal part: CtrlK and select: Extensions > Render > Frame and press Apply.

  • Repeat that for the vertical part.

  • Ungroup the results and align the rectangle shapes as shown below, then Path > Union.

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  • To be able to fill the shape, select it then Path > Stroke to path and break apart Shift CtrlK

  • Ungroup the result, and remove the bottom shape. Select the remaining shape and choose: Path > Stroke to Path then break apart Shift CtrlK

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The animation was divided to two parts to be able to upload it (2MB limit).

  • Can you add some instructions too? Just in case the video link rots. Thanks.
    – Billy Kerr
    Commented Sep 19, 2020 at 17:15
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    Great. Nice answer
    – Billy Kerr
    Commented Sep 19, 2020 at 20:59
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    Thank you for your Answer. You are awesome. :)
    – Sudarsh
    Commented Sep 20, 2020 at 4:40

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