I have to say that I have yet to find a path/process I couldn’t boolean/raster my way out of. I’m curious what cases you’ve come up against where it’s not possible? I’m not saying you’re wrong, I’m just saying that I haven’t come across it yet(*), and would love to know so I’ll be prepared for when I do come up against your case.
@jbmanning5 you clearly have better reading comprehension than I do Good point. But, back to @sqw, in those cases, I generally use “exclude” or “combine” (depends on the paths in question) and don’t have a problem.
(*) I have had some frustrating times with cutting heavily layered paths, because it’s a bear to “weed” out all the orphaned path bits. I am still trying to think of a better way to deal with complex open paths and cuts/divides.