Are you sure you are following all the steps for 2d add and subtract. This made me think it didn't work when I first tried these commands.
select the objects you want to subtract from then the finish flag then what you want to subtract and the finish flag again
In Deluxe it's a bit different. In my version-19, anyway.
We only have the single "Finish Boolean 2D" in the Local Menu and Inspector Bar (Flag
icon) after activating the Tool. There's no "Finish Selection", between selecting the minuend and the subtrahend.
In Deluxe, it's a one-shot deal
. We can only use the Tool once at a time, and only with one-of-each Object*
(one minuend, one subtrahend); then the Tool is over-- the Selector Tool becomes active.
In Deluxe: Activate the 2D Subtract Tool; select the minuend; select the subtrahend; operation and Tool finito'. The "Finish Boolean 2D" acts sort of like a "Cancel", when you want to cancel
the operation without doing
the operation, after having activated the Tool.
In fact, there is no "Cancel" available once a 2D Boolean Tool is activated; nor does hitting the "Escape"-key invoke a cancel
cancels and activates the Selector Tool, though).
Except for a convoluted workaround that I offered a few months ago, and John published in the TurboCAD Wiki.