How to break a segment



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Break the selected segment(s), resulting in two segments of the same type separated by a gap. The geometric location of the break cannot be influenced by the user. It is possible to process the the new segments further.

The segment(s) which is(are) to be broken is(are) indicated by selecting its(their) blue control points.

If the segments of a path component is broken, the identity of the component is maintained. If a line, arc or circle component is broken, this will lead to the creation of a new path and the original component is removed.


Breaking of a line
Breaking of a Bézier curve
Breaking of an arc
Breaking of a circle