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How can I merge 2 overlapping anchor points in Illustrator?

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Jun 17, 2021 Jun 17, 2021

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When bring 2 points together (right-click > Average) and then I try to join them together (right-click > Join), I receive an error message saying: "the selected objects cannot be joined as they are invalid objects":

 

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Participant , Jun 17, 2021 Jun 17, 2021

Seems that if 2 points are part of the same closed vector shape, you cannot joine them, the solution is to delete the line between them, then before you join them together.

 

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Jun 17, 2021 Jun 17, 2021

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Are the points on the same path?

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Jun 17, 2021 Jun 17, 2021

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yes

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Jun 17, 2021 Jun 17, 2021

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If it's a closed path, in the pathfinder panel click on unite. This should help in a lot of cases.

And/or try Object > Path > Simplify

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The "Unite" thing kind of works. Although my only concern is that it may do other things than just merge the 2 anchor points.

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Jun 18, 2021 Jun 18, 2021

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Without seeing your actual path, it's difficult to answer definitely. So what do you fear?

 

There's also a script for Merging overlapping anchor points http://shspage.com/aijs/en/

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Jun 17, 2021 Jun 17, 2021

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Jimmy,

 

How about just deleting (the topmost) one of them with the The Delete Anchor Point tool (-)?

 

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Jun 17, 2021 Jun 17, 2021

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It will change the shape of the layer.

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Jimmy,

 

In some (simple) cases, you can get away fine with bringing 2 points together, but in many cases it can make a mess, sometimes obvious from the beginning. It may be better to make changes in other ways, also to fully obtain the desired shape.

 

A screenshot could be useful; it is easiest for helpers if you use the Insert Photos button at the top of the reply box.

 

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Or click once with the Delete Anchor Points tool (-).

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Jun 17, 2021 Jun 17, 2021

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Or as Jacob said 41 seconds earlier.

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Jun 17, 2021 Jun 17, 2021

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Ton, as you may remember, quite recently Susan was 45 seconds ahead of me.

 

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It should be forbidden...

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Indeed, Ton.

 

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Instead of doing it in two steps have you tried the shortcut Cmd(Ctrl)-Shift-Opt(Alt)-J? This will make a single point of two selected points.

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Seems that if 2 points are part of the same closed vector shape, you cannot joine them, the solution is to delete the line between them, then before you join them together.

 

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Dec 18, 2023 Dec 18, 2023

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if anybody is interested I solved it using this tutorial: https://youtu.be/r3GXhAFoX1A?si=36V09QIv4lrrhkMA

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