So, for the past two days, I have been working on a US flag with the Maltese cross on one end of it. Under the cross is an outline larger than the cross. I have been doing well putting everything together until trying to get the outline to remain a part of the wood, but it keeps trying to cut it out along with the stripes that do need to be cut away.
Is there anyone in this community that has the answer or maybe lead me in the right direction to find an answer.
I think I just learned something new from you too. This whole time I was wishing there was an easier way to take the difference of multiple objects, rather than selecting them all individually. Thanks!
@mforrester1962 I pretty much did the same thing @Jules did in Inkscape. I ungrouped the entire thing, clicked the stripes (individually unfortunately, going to be trying out jule’s tip now too) and than main rectangle and took the difference. After I did that for all the stripes, I clicked your gray area and hit union.
I left your engraved section off to the side, but before doing the union, you would probably like to center the engrave part over it for perfect alignment, then click the gray spot and union it to the main rectangle.
I’m attaching the SVG I played with. I made a duplicate copy underneath without unioning the gray part, so you can see how I aligned it first, then click the gray part and union it with the rest of the flag.