Creating 45 degree mitered shapes

I’m trying to create 4 separate 45 degree angled parts for a picture frame.

  • I created a rectangle then used the offset tool to create another one.
  • I then drew lines to connect the corners.

The attached image shows the nodes that I have so far. I can’t for the life of me figure out how to cut out the 4 separate shapes from here. Am I on the right track or is there another way to accomplish this task?

Read thru this…from earlier today.

I have a simple fix for you.
choose the select tool.
highlight the complete frame, right click and copy.
paste copy and highlight.
select node tool and delete the 4 vertical lines.
open the select tool again, paste the fame again and highlight.
choose the node tool again and this time delete the 4 horizontal lines.
now you should have 2 vertical sides to the frame, two horizontal sides and your original frame.
Always keep the original object in case you make a mistake.


Thanks for the reply. I am finally getting back to test this. For some reason, in node edit mode I can’t select any of the vertical or horizontal lines. As soon as I click them the node anchor points disappear and only the angled lines are selectable.

The dot-dot-dash marquee indicated the shape is grouped. Ungroup first, then you can edit the nodes of the horizontal and vertical lines. :slight_smile:

Gah! I totally missed that. Thanks for the help :slight_smile:

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Hey @danielbowen did you ever figure this out? I’m trying to do the same, just keep scratching my head over here.

Hey @Rob_H when I try to do this, it only allows to delete the inside vertical lines? I can’t delete any of the outside shape’s lines.

The first thing to do is make sure the shape is unlocked & ungrouped.
Use the select tool to highlight the outer rectangle then select the node tool. if you move your cursor over the line you want to remove and press the D key it will delete the line segment.

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