Steps to Recreate:
- Create a Rectangle without a fill but with a stroke (Empty rectangle)
- Select "Smart Guides" & "Snap To Point" from the View Menu.
- Select the "Line Segment" tool from the toolbar and draw two diagonal lines joining the opposite points of the Rectangle (Make sure the anchor points get snapped to the pointer)
You will get a similar image.
Now select everything you've drawn, and select "Divide" option in the "Pathfinder" toolbar, in-order to separate the shape into 4 segments.
But now you'll also be getting the following artifacts on the four corners resulting due to the corner anchor points not being joined.
If you now use the "Direct Selection" tool and drag one corner point outwards, you'll see it has been correctly divided into 4 smaller shapes, but I would like the overlapping points to be joined in four corners.
Note: If I try to join them by selecting all the points in 1 corner, it complains about them not being on the same shape, which is also correct since I used "Divide".
My question is, how to I join these points that are perfectly overlapped, but when they belong to different paths?
Additional Information: I've already tried the "Average" -> "Join" workaround. Still get the same error.
"To join, you must select two open endpoints. If they are not on the same path, they cannot be on text paths nor inside graphs, and if both of them are grouped, they must be in the same group."