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I'm working on Blender Guru's anvil tutorial. At this point he insets a face and uses the boarder option to achieve the desired result. I'm using v2.9 which no longer supports the B shortcut, but I can enable it in the new sub-menu for the command. Nevertheless, nothing happens and the boarder piece remains, so I can't perform the extrude on a single entity; it comes out as two spikes. What am I doing wrong?

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If you turn off the Mirror, you will see that your anvil has a face inside look at the image, oce you delete that you will be able to use inset as expected

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  • $\begingroup$ Thanks. How do I turn off the mirror? I know how to delete it, but not turn it off temporarily. $\endgroup$
    – Involute
    Oct 12 '20 at 7:05
  • $\begingroup$ If you go to the Mirror modifier, you will see some blue icons on the left side of the name "Mirror" click on those to turn it on and off $\endgroup$
    – Emir
    Oct 12 '20 at 12:34
  • $\begingroup$ Aah, got it. Thanks. Unfortunately, it still doesn't solve my problem. I'd post a screenshot, but I don't know how. Blend-exchange only lets me upload .blend files. $\endgroup$
    – Involute
    Oct 12 '20 at 16:45
  • $\begingroup$ Not sure why did not worked for you, i just switched the image for an animated gif, take a look at it $\endgroup$
    – Emir
    Oct 14 '20 at 3:10
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I actually encountered the same issue, and wasn't even working after trying @emir process (on the answer). The only way I found was to move the inset face until it snapped the central edge. I haven't finished the anvil yet so i don't know if it will cause me problems, but for the moment it's OK

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It will work only when the boundary is open and not closed by any face.

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  • $\begingroup$ Hi, thanks for the post. This site is not a regular forum, answers should be substantial and thoroughly explain the solution and required workflow. One liners and short tips rarely make for a good answer. If you can edit your post and provide some more details about the procedure and why it works feel free to restore it, otherwise it may be deleted or converted into a comment. Perhaps add a few images illustrating the workflow and final results. See How do I write a good answer? $\endgroup$ Jun 18 at 10:02
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I figured it out: delete the hidden face as suggested above by Emir. but then also delete this edge. the reconnect the two vertices to create the same edge and then try the inset. it worked for me and I hope this helps. this edge or just turn on clipping in the mirror modifier ( I just found that one out. connect these vertices

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