I often need to cut overlapping objects, usually where overlapping lines meet. In Illustrator you can control what is in back, or front, of what so that you cut the object that you intend.
In Glyphs, two rectangles overlay each other to form a red cross “+”. I add points at the intersections and then cut the same points. What seems to be happening is that the first-most (not sure if first-most is a word) object drawn seems to the one that gets the new anchors and thus is the one cut.
The odd thing is that the first object created would seem to be on the bottom of any stacking order. I’m not sure if I enen have it right.
Which object really does get cut in the situation described. The first object created (thus on the bottom) or the last object created (thus on the top of the stacking order).
I do the above constantly, up till now I just flail away at it and things work out. I would like to know if there is a consistant logic though. If there was, I could simply cut and paste any object to make it the front most object and I could control what gets cut with consistency.