I am new to illustrator and I can't work this out. I am trying to draw a missile and I need to create a new nose cone section. I have made a path in blue here where I want to divide and create a new nose piece shape at that divide. Whats the best way to do this? any help would be appreciated

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Make certain the blue path extends past the edges of the underlying shape.

Select the shape and the blue line...

Click the Divide button on the PathFinder Panel.
The shape will be "cut" (i.e. "divided") by the path on top of it.

Object > Ungroup may be necessary after Pathfinder.

  • got it - yeah my path didn't extend far enough. Thank you!
    – Chris
    Feb 18 at 2:53

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