Boolean operations can make two or more shapes interact to produce different shapes. Compound shapes are the result of so-called Boolean operations. Results are fully editable at all times. All shapes will retain their special properties, such as rounded corners or sides. Compound shapes are also known as Boolean groups. Visual Paradigm Online graphic editor provides powerful features that let you reshape objects. We support combine, substract, intersect, exclude and divide shapes. You can customize the shape that you want. This video will show you how to divide shapes.


Divide shapes

When editing your design, you can divide overlapping elements become multiple shapes. Divide means creating a new shape out of all the overlapped regions along with the originally selected shapes.

  1. Simply select the overlapping elements then go to Settings Panel, Arrange, Shape Modes, and select divide.

  2. After that, the overlapping elements will be divided into multiple shapes.

    Divide shapes

Tip: Divide does not support non-destructive operation, it can’t change back to the original shapes after you divide the shapes.

Know more about Boolean operations in Visual Paradigm Online graphic editor features:

Combine Shapes

Substract Shapes

Intersect Shapes

Exclude Shapes