[Ipe-discuss] How to draw a circle with one half dashed edge and another half solid edge?

Alexander Wolff alexander.wolff at uni-wuerzburg.de
Sat May 18 09:27:31 CEST 2019

to me the obvious solution of your problem is to leave the two
semi-circles as they are (one dashed, one solid) and to add behind
them a filled disk without boundary, no?


On 18.05.19 02:27, Nasser M. Abbasi via Ipe-discuss wrote:
> I've been struggling with this basic task.
> I simply want to draw a circle, but make the top half
> perimeter dashed, and the bottom half perimeter remain
> solid as default, and then fill it inside with some color.
> This is what I tried: Draw the top half using menu
> option "Circular arc" OK. Now make a copy of it Ok.
> Now flip the copy upside down using
> "Iplets->Goodies->Mirror vertically" OK. Now change the
> top half to dashed OK.  Now using the mouse move the top
> half to touch the top half arc. OK.
> Now comes the problem. I want to join these two. But when
> I select the top and bottom arcs then ->right click->Join path,
> the top arc edge suddenly change from dashed back to solid !
> I need to join the path, because I want to fill the circle with
> a color and if the path is not joined, then can't do fill with
> color.
> This problem actually happen in other shapes. If I want to make
> triangle or square with one or two edges dashed, and also want to
> fill it inside. can't do it.
> Since once I join path, all edges turn to dashed instead.  I guess
> one can't join path with lines that have different styles?
> Any suggestion what else to try?
> IPE 7.2.7 on windows 10
> Thanks
> --Nasser
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