Having Problems connecting 2 objects into 1

Win10, Ruida, 50/60w Chinese Cabinet.

Looks like I have 2 questions.

  1. Tried to paste a picture to clarify. Used Screen Snip and all I got was code xxxx.jpg. What are people using to show the pictures. (this will help all of us).

I can not connect two objects.
Object 1. Looks like an elongated “U” - “|____|”
Object 2. “--------” to make a rectangle.
I can insert and delete nodes on each object. I un-grouped the U and placed the line ontop of the U. Each line nodes directly on top of of the top-most vertical lines.

I selected the U and see all the nodes. I select the line and see the two nodes. (I also inserted a node in the middle of the line and made it look line an inverted V “roof top of a house”. The U shows as a red dashed line the line shows as a black vertical line with green end nodes.

I have tried a lot (all) of the edit and tools options but for the life of me I can not get those 2 objects go connect or join together. I tried the boolean options with no success.

I have been through a lot of posts and video’s and can’t find the solution. I want to learn LB so I don’t have to resort to exporting and importing to get a project completed.

Also, can someone lead me to where I can discover what the different colored dashed lines mean, what do the different colored (red/green) colored nodes represent. The colors are there for a reason.

Thanks in advance for any help possible.

Does this help any:

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I can duplicate what is shown in the video.

My problem all along was the objects were on different layers. I realized that when detailing my situation. Red line and black line.

Resolved the paste screenshot issue.

I am still wondering why the nodes will change from green to red when selected.

Place them on the same layer (color).

Stroonzo, thanks as you were replying above I realized the objects were on different layers. 5 hours of stupidity to learn a lesson. :joy:

I am still wondering why the node(s) will change color from green to red.
image

The green node indicates the start of a connected path. If you have an unconnected path, it shows green at the start and the end ( I think :slight_smile:

When first selecting an object both of the open paths show green, clicking either green node will change it to red as in the clip above.

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