Cutting/Splitting paths at all anchor points

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Oct 08, 2020 Oct 08, 2020

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Hello everyone. Would anyone happen to know if it is possible to cut a path at every anchor point quickly? I have been searching for hours and can’t seem to find any good solutions other than a fairly expensive group of plugins made by Astute Graphics. It didn’t make a lot of sense to pay $100 plus per year for these plugins as I only need the one function.

 

Some things I have explored:

 

Using the Scissors, Eraser, and Knife Tools but this gets quite tedious when there are many paths/anchor points to break up.

 

I’ve looked into scripts but this specific script function seems to be outdated and also appears to be similar to the Cut path at selected anchor points option anyways.

 

I have tried using the Direct Selection Tool > Cut path at selected anchor points but if you select all the anchor points (ie. all anchor points in a square) the selected Object type changes from anchor points to a rectangle which automatically removes the Cut path at selected anchor points option.

 

I have explored Actions but you cannot record this type of command.

 

Any advice on if and how this can be done or suggestions on another plugin that has this capability would be greatly appreciated.

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Adobe Community Professional , Oct 08, 2020 Oct 08, 2020
Select the object with the selection tool. Select > Object > Direction Handles Edit > Cut Detele the leftovers Edit > Paste in Place

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Select the object with the selection tool.

Select > Object > Direction Handles

Edit > Cut

Detele the leftovers

Edit > Paste in Place

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Thank you! Worked perfectly!

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