Illustrator: Removing part covered by another object

I want to have two shapes on top of each other, simplified shown in the image below.

The design should be printed with a hot stamp method, so the manufacturer needs to have the vector graphics of each color in a separate layer. If I simply hide the black layer, the blue circle will display (and print) as a full circle. Is there a way of removing the covered part from the blue circle without having to rasterize the design?



Yes, of course. Go to Windows > Pathfinder then select both circles and click the remove-button in the Pathfinder window.

Ensure that your circles are converted to shapes! Object > Expand

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