# Node Editor Question2

Alright, I have the darnedest time with Node Editor. I’ve found that I have to zoom in a lot and see the gaps. Ok. Say I Build a Square, and I draw a line through the middle, and I need to elongate the bottom portion. I don’t mean just drag the whole square, just the portion below the line. So, it seems I need to break the square using node editor at a designated spot on both sides of the square and elongate without messing up the geometry of the stuff above the line. I don’t know if I explained that well. I have an elaborate engineered upper half of the square, and need to extend its legs after i’ve converted to path.
SquareExercise.lbrn2 (4.5 KB)

Do you mean like this? I inserted the node using ‘I’, then I broke the node using ‘B’:

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Not quite, I need to extend those three verticle lines midway to that horizontal line. So you would enter three breaks in no-mans land, and extend and rejoin.

Can you provide a pencil drawing of what you’re trying to achieve. Before and after. I don’t understand from just your description.

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When working nodes in edit mode, I turn on FILL for that layer. When the shape is complete, the object will fill in with color. You can turn off the layer OUTPUT to subdue the fill color if that would help.

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I don’t quite understand why you are building shapes out of lines. A square/rectangle is a native shape for LB.

Can you give a few more clues about where you want the project to end up? My brain is not grasping what result you are after - so I can’t see how to improve on your problem.

Have you tried the WARP and DEFORM tools?
My go-to tools are the Boolean.

How about using the Array? make a 2x2 array

Grab lower two boxes and stretch

It’s basically a Tri-Fold Leather Wallet. you have all the pockets and stuff where you need it, but you need to break the lines and expand or contract prior to the fold portions to get the length and geometry correct. I’ve attempted Insert and Break, but it didn’t work, so I always revert back to prior. After Jess said to do the insert and break, I did it, but it didn’t work the shapes still acted attached. I saved and re-opened LB, and it was working. So, I figure LB just needs restarted if it doesn’t seem to act right.

Did you remember to use UNGROUP command after the insert and break sequence?