I want to make the grid fit inside the circle(remove the extra grid outside the circle). How can I achieve that in the simplest way? I have tried almost everything under the path menu but nothing helped.

(The grid was created using the extensions-> render -> grids)

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Note: I would prefer a method that can be applied across any shape.

  • Hard to say your not defining the purpose. Id uselipping path. But wont fit all usecases.
    – joojaa
    Jul 29, 2021 at 17:18
  • @joojaa I am trying to make the center mesh of the Tennis racket.
    – Art
    Jul 29, 2021 at 17:36
  • yes but what do you need the end results to be. There is a level of reality that you are not aware here. You can think of lines as having no dimension in which case clipping path wont do.
    – joojaa
    Jul 29, 2021 at 17:42

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If you only need to hide it visually, duplicate your circle, make sure it's on top of the grid, select both, right-click and select 'Set Clip'.

Alternatively, you can make a clone of the circle instead of a duplicate, if you want it to automatically update when you change the shape of the circle.

If you actually need the underlying geometry gone (for laser-cutting for example), duplicate your circle, make sure it's on top, select both, use 'Path → Cut Path' and then 'Path → Break Apart'. Now you need to manually select and delete all lines outside the circle.


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