I’m sure this has been asked before, and probably doesn’t just exist as an issue with the Figma editor.
I have an icon that contains all 2px center-stroked paths, including several small dots. All looks well as a group, but once the group is flattened, the dots become basically hollow circle in appearance, but remain small dots in the vector. Pardon my ignorance, but what is causing this?
It seems both can result in unwanted shapes, depending on the vector complexity. I’ve encountered most of the problems when strokes are applied to open Paths.
Only way to fix that was to edit the vectors in another tool like Adobe Illustrator…
Of course Figma should be able to convert such simple paths to shapes, so it is probably a bug.
I actually used Flatten. The primary reason is I want to continue using it throughout the Figma file with the ability to control the stroke still in tact. Flatten does this successfully for most of the icons I am using, but any icons that use small dots to get the effect, like the one you see above, create this same issue.