I am marking forestry boundaries over google satellite tiles. The forest in question has areas of farmland within the outer boundary. One area of farmland has a patch of forestry within it's boundary. I need to see the g sat tiles through rh hatching for forestry and lh hatching for farmland. I have tried making farm and forestry separate layers but where farmland is I get crossed hatching. I think I'm asking if it's possible to draw a polygon with a hole in the middle.

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    If your question is about creating/filling hole in polygon look at these answer : gis.stackexchange.com/questions/308659/… and gis.stackexchange.com/questions/29280/…
    – J.R
    Oct 15, 2019 at 9:28
  • I have looked at the second of the links. On my QGIS 3.4 there were no icons showing to cut a hole. I added the Digitizing Tools Plugin but when I try to use it I get a message "CAD tools are not enabled for the current map tool" and the cursor remains a hand. When I click on the Toggle Editing icon the Digitizing Tools icons will become active or grey out but nothing happens.
    – Vic
    Oct 15, 2019 at 10:01

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Found the problem, I needed to activate the toolbar. That worked the plugin didn't.

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