As you can see in my image there are two circles kept on the hexagon. I want to know how do I delete the intersecting part of circle and hexagon which i marked in yellow ovals..??

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    Its the first icon in pathfinder window you have open.
    – joojaa
    May 22, 2014 at 9:34
  • i didn't get it...please elaborate..!!
    – ajaya3028
    May 22, 2014 at 12:39

2 Answers 2


You can use Unite in the Pathfinder panel

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you could use the shape Builder tool enter image description here

They work differently unite would be easier for this task. select the objects and click the unite button in the pathfinder panel. (window > pathfinder)

to use shapebuilder first select the objects then drag the tool over the parts you want to combined (conversely alt/opt drag to eliminate areas from shape)


Provided the hexagon is a single, closed path:

  • select the hexagon and both of the circles with the black arrow tool (V);
  • click on the top left icon in the Pathfinder palette (Unite).

That's all.

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