In discussing this with Matt, he describes the process of laying out a patio with lots of polygons for the slate or stones and then trimming these to the perimeter of the patio.It would be great if the Clip tool could adopt a polygon as the cutting object, similar to the way the rubber stamp tool adopts an object to place repeated instances. i.e. some key sequence gives you the picklefork, you stab the object you want to cut with, then you can click click click the objects to trim. What do you think?
So this would be like finger technology in that it would let you do a lot of things in one operation. So you could click on the perimeter to select the cutting object, then click, click, click or click-and-drag for finger technology to cut a number of the objects in a single operation.
So I want to throw this out to all of you for comments and suggestions.