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How can I join paths?

arasaras Member Posts: 14 ✭✭
I draw a star by crossing lines. Now I like to join those lines to create the start shape I am after. How can I combine all the lines so that the small segment inside either get removes or become a separate line segment that I could remove manually?

I want to only have the outer lines left.

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    andrew_troupandrew_troup Member, Mentor Posts: 1,584 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Trimming out the extra lines may be helpful to you to make the sketch clearer, but it's perhaps worth pointing out that trimming out extraneous geometry is not usually something which the Onshape app itself requires.
    You can very easily select just the parts of a sketch you want to use for a particular feature.

    See the video tutorials on sketching to see how this works.
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    arasaras Member Posts: 14 ✭✭
    @JakeRamsley that is perfect, exactly what I was trying to do.
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    cyclonewadecyclonewade OS Professional, Mentor, Developers Posts: 53 ✭✭✭
    Hi Aras,

    I used a the polygon tool to create the star points and then connected them with lines with a part i created the other day.  It may make it easier next time around.

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