I have a spiral that I want to break up into pieces depending on whats intersecting. It looks something like this:
Since it's a line, I can't use pathfinder. I can force the line to become a shape, but this struck me as inelegant. I watched a video on this, and the suggest to use the "cut paths" options in "path intersection." I have an AI subscription, and this does not seem to work for me. I dont have this "path intersection" option appear in my menu as described in Illustrator.
Any ideas what the problem is?
Also in the evnet this can't be done anymore, an elegant solution would also be appreciated. In the picture I want the coil to wrap around these two lines such that the backside of the coil is blocked by the object its wrapped around.