In Illustrator, if you have two paths where an anchor from each is aligned horizontally and vertically(so they are right on top of each other) you can select both anchors, and join them with the join command so that the two paths become one. The issue I have is that you have to select the anchor points to do it. If there is no other artwork, this is a trivial task(just quickly lasso select around the two points and you're good to go). But if there are lots of paths all leading to the same anchor(for example if someone was making a grid, a spiderweb, or perhaps a perspective grid where a lot of lines all converge on one point), then it can become very tedious to isolate the anchor points of those two paths. Selecting the paths are easy, but getting the right anchor points is difficult because there are many anchor points all overlapping each other.
Is there a way that I can select two paths with anchor points already aligned, and join them with the paths selected instead of the anchor points selected(similar to how the pathfinder tool works, but with anchor points instead of shapes?)
If not, are there alternate workflows to make this selection of the anchor points faster/easier?