Eraser Cut-Out Mode

In the Cut-Out mode, the eraser is used to draw a red path, similar to a path created by the Calligraphy Tool. This path is then subtracted from any other paths it crosses. Regular Shapes crossed are first converted to paths. This mode does not work on bitmap images or directly on Groups (enter Groups first to use). If many objects are crossed, it may take awhile for the subtraction to be processed.

To enable Cut-Out mode, click on the icon icon in the Eraser Tool-Tool Controls.

Eraser - Cut-Out Mode.
Left: The Eraser Tool has been used to draw a red path over an array of Rectangles. Right: The area inside the path is subtracted from any objects the path crosses.