I have the following group of elements created using Blend/Make option in Illustrator. Is there any possibility to delete the selected left part before the guideline?

I've tried eraser tool but is not so precise, I can't use it as a rectangle/delete tool.

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  • Expand then one of the various Pathfinder options.
    – Cai
    Commented Feb 20, 2016 at 19:26
  • @CAI thanks; I used Object menu/Expand option, selected the rectangle, selected using shift the lines and tried the pathfinder options but I something went wrong ... not so sure why. I obtain only one line cutted ... not all. (!?)
    – user124853
    Commented Feb 20, 2016 at 20:16
  • Check Elbasan's answer. Creating a compound path will get around that.
    – Cai
    Commented Feb 20, 2016 at 20:20

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First Select all of them and then right click > Make Compound Path

right click > Make Compound Path

Then draw a shape over the area (it needs to be on top of the other shape) you want to remove, then select all the shapes and in Pathfinder select "Minus front"

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  • Thanks, Make Compound Path, check! but when I try to use the "Minus front" I get "the filter produce no result" message. It could be related to the tool I use for the select all operation?
    – user124853
    Commented Feb 20, 2016 at 20:42
  • Is the shape on top of the lines? And you should use the "Selection Tool" not the "Direct selection tool"
    – Elbasan
    Commented Feb 20, 2016 at 20:51
  • yes ... the shape on top of the lines. I noticed something. My selection it doesn't look like yours... it's not rectangle around the line it looks like a path selection (simple line) why God knows...remember my lines are created using Blend/Make are not separate lines ... could this be a problem?
    – user124853
    Commented Feb 20, 2016 at 21:24
  • this is how they look after Expand option top view and then, after Compound... imgur.com/a/TRzNq
    – user124853
    Commented Feb 20, 2016 at 21:28
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    unfortunately I can't up vote ...yet! but as soon as I'll be able to do that, I'll come back and I'll vote ur answer :)
    – user124853
    Commented Feb 20, 2016 at 23:03

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