The Add Shapes option combines two selected shapes into one figure. It remains disabled until two figures have been selected. Use one of the following methods to Add selected shapes:
Select the Modify Menu and choose Add Shapes.
Use the Add Shapes button located on the main toolbar.
Note: The selection of two non-intersecting shapes has no effect on their appearance but does cause the figures to be treated as one shape.
The properties of the first selected shape will be applied to the combined shape. In the example below, the circle is selected first.
The following images display two selected shapes before and after using the Add Shapes option.