# How can I cut out a section of a circle using Inkscape?

## How can I cut out a section of a circle using Inkscape?

### Question

In Inkscape I first typed text, created a circle, then made two lines from the center. It looks like this now:

Now, I want it to look like this with the piece cut off, which I made before:

I can't make it work. Every path boolean operation is not working. How do I cut circle like a pie?

2015/08/17

### Accepted Answer

The trick is to make lines go considerably out of the circle like this: For some reason it doesn't work if they cross just a little. Then you select both of the triangle and circle then do the Path>Division and you'll get this: Of course, triangle is one path with three nodes, not two lines.

2013/01/09

### Popular Answer

- Draw your text and a circle and center them on the vertical axis.
- Draw a
*closed*triangle over the "X". It can be curved but it must be closed. - Convert the circle in to a path
- Duplicate the circle and the triangle
- Select one of the triangles and move it to the top z-index
- Shift-select one of the circles
- Invoke the "Path" -> "Cut Path" menu item
- You should now have an arc of the circle cut away
- Edit the triangle path and create nodes where the triangle meets the circle.
- Select the nodes you just created and break the path using the toolbar button
- Now select the circle arc and the triangle path
- Invoke the "Path" -> "Combine" menu item
- Lastly, join the nodes where the triangle meets the arc using the toolbar button
- You can now fill the section and move it.

See Also: http://inkscape.org/doc/advanced/tutorial-advanced.html

2012/12/22