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I want to join two very simple shapes together, as you can see in the picture below.

When I join them, they are still sort of separate. I want to put the bean like shape in the plane so I can extrude, inset etc.

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If you happen to have 2 outlines in a plane, like this, you can:

  • (Object Mode )CtrlJ join to a single mesh, if not already
  • Right-Click menu > Convert to > Curve
  • Set the Curve to 2D in its Data Tab > Shape panel, and its fill to anything but 'None' (left, below)

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  • Convert back to Mesh, and X > Limited Dissolve
  • For decent topology maybe ..F fill the hole and I inset the outside, excluding 'Boundary'
  • For tidiness, maybe.. K with A cut orthogonal edges, and F face-dissolve together the faces divided by the old diagonals.
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You could use the Knife Project tool: Make 2 different objects, select the plane only, switch to Edit mode, Ctrl select the bean shape, then Mesh > Knife Project, it will cut the bean shape on the plane:

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  • $\begingroup$ I get an error saying: No other selected objects have wire or boundary edges to use for projection. Did you join the two different objects? $\endgroup$ Commented Sep 7, 2023 at 10:17
  • $\begingroup$ no they are separated, select the plane only, switch to Edit mode, Ctrl select the bean, Ctrl left click on the bean, etc $\endgroup$
    – moonboots
    Commented Sep 7, 2023 at 10:23

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