With the absence of tabs and the previously described work-around not applying well to my work, I’ve been using my own work-around:
Previous work-arounds required that there be another closed object “outside” of the assembly presented above. That’s not always practical and I’ll admit that my method isn’t particularly efficient.
The image above is after a Boolean (Alt-minus). At some point in the process, objects are converted to paths or are already paths.
Node editing provides an easy delete and a tab is created.
I’d like to change my design a bit, starting with something like this:
And ending with this:
I’ve tried a set of joined small rectangles and unjoined rectangles and various Boolean operations but even with manual node editing, the amount of work is at least as involved as simply hitting the node edit from the start.
I’m open to suggestions how to work with my start shape or how to create a tab with the adjacent cut-out as shown in the end shape.