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 intersect shapes.

Intersect Shapes

When editing your design, you can intersect multiple shapes. Intersect means creating a new shape based on the overlapped region of the selected shapes.

  1. Simply select the shapes then go to Settings Panel, Arrange, Shape Modes, and select intersect.

    Intersect Shapes

  2. After that, the selected shapes will be intersected.

Non-destructive option

When intersecting shapes, you can switch on the non-destructive option. Then, after you intersect the shape, you can still separate the shapes to change back to the original shapes.

Separate the shapes

If you have switched on the non-destructive option, after you divide the shape, you can still separate the shapes to change back to the original shapes.

Right-click the combined shapes, and select expand shape, the shape will be separated back to the original shapes.

 

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

Combine Shapes

Substract Shapes

Exclude Shapes

Divide Shapes