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Ronald
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Hi Kyung Hun Yoon,

Assuming you go the gds format in the end, the polygon should not have crossing lines and should have a “direction” such that if you travel along your polygon, the right hand side of your line always “points” to the area between your rectangle and hexagon. Here some ways to subtract a shape inside another shape:

1. Place the rectangle and hexagon in different mask layers and consider subtraction in a post-processing step on your mask. In KLayout for example you can perform boolean operations fast and efficiently (Edit/Layer/Boolean Operations).

2. Construct your polygon by adding the hexagon points to the rectangle points while taking into account the direction and the closure of the polygons (end-point = start-point), for example:

``````import nazca as nd

square1 = [(0, -5), (5, 0), (0, 5), (-5, 0), (0, -5)]
square2 = [(-10, -10), (10, -10), (10, 10), (-10, 10), (-10,-10)]
diff = square2 + square1[::-1] # reverse direction of inner shape square1

nd.Polygon(layer=1, points=square1).put()
nd.Polygon(layer=3, points=square2).put()
nd.Polygon(layer=5, points=diff).put(30)

nd.export_gds()``````

3. Use the pyclipper module in Nazca (nazca.clipper), however, this will not work well for a subtraction of shapes fully inside another shape, because pyclipper is not restricted to gds type of polygon concepts.

Ronald