Unlike joining objects, creating a Compound is a non-destructive process. This means a Compound can be added to, or broken apart, at any time. Objects within the Compound can also be removed and modified without restriction, if and when desired.
Objects within a Compound interact with each other depending on their individual compound mode. This mode can be changed at any time; each mode can be previewed in realtime on selection.
There are various operations available:
Add—expands Compound by adding the object's area to all objects below. This is the default mode.
Intersect—modifies Compound by only showing overlapping areas of selected object and objects below.
Subtract—reduces Compound by removing the object's area from all objects below.
Xor—modifies Compound by creating a composite shape, with transparent areas where object overlaps with objects below.
The object is included in the Compound using the default Add mode.