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  1. I could have sworn that I've uploaded the file. I added it to the original post.
  2. Affinity 1.8.4 Open the attached test file in Affinity Designer. The rectangle is displayed correctly in this file. Create a new document for print, and copy the rectangle to the document. (Copying to a a document that was created from a "Web" template works ok). The pasted rectangle has an incorrect corner radius (too small), and a stroke that's to thick (like ~10x too thick). This problem does not occur when creating a rounded rectangle directly in Affinity Designer, even though it seems exactly the same. The problem persists even after saving the document as an .afdesign file, and after converting the rounded rectangle to curves. test.svg
  3. Affinity Designer Version 1.8.4. I've just found a quite simple scenario where Affinity Designer gets completely stuck, and one has to Force-Quit the App to get out of it: Open the attached file. Select both shapes, select "Intersect". An activity indicator is shown that never goes away, and cannot be cancelled (as far as I know). Stuck.afdesign
  4. Thank you for all the answers! Maybe I should have added some context on what I'm actually trying to do, but it's slightly complicated. So I have a background pattern that consists of a lot of lines. I want to "cut out" an area of that background pattern, e.g. imagine I want to fill a circle with the pattern. Initially, I used a mask for this, but then I found out that Affinity Designer then rasterizes the pattern when exporting! It won't rasterize when I remove the mask, so I had to find a different solution. My solution was to take all the lines, expand the strokes, union the resulting curves, and then use the intersect tool to restrict the pattern to the shape I want. I was unhappy with this solution, because I wanted to achieve this without expanding the strokes. @firstdefence: The snapping feature of the node tool makes this a lot more doable manually, but I would have had to cut hundreds of lines in my case, which made that approach unusable. I learned something about the node tool though! @Alfred: Wow, I totally didn't realise that just adding a curve to another curve makes the parent pretty much work as a mask! Affinity will export it without rasterizing, too. This is awesome, I definitely learned something new here; this approach works to solve my original problem. If someone else has the same problem, here would be my adjusted instructions: Create a rectangle the size of your document, set fill and stroke to transparent Subtract the area you want to hide Follow @Alfreds step 4 and 5 @JimmyJack: Yes, because the gray rectangle is just to specify the area I wanted to cut. I do not want to have it in the final design - the area of the rectangle needs to be transparent in the end. To summarise: Thanks, you found a solution to my original problem! However, I would still like to have a tool that allows me to cut lines using another line or shape. Maybe I should create a feature request, because it looks like it doesn't exist. I now know how to work around it in certain cases, but it's not too hard to imagine a scenario where the approach from above won't do. For what it's worth, in Inkscape, the tool I was hoping to find is called "Cut Path".
  5. Hi! I'm looking for a tool that might be strait forward, but I can't figure it out. I have a line with a black stroke, and a grey rectangle (see first image). I want to delete the rectangle from the line, so that it results in two lines to the left and right of the rectangle, like in the second image. I can get something similar to what I want using "Expand stroke" and the "Subtract" tool, but I do not want to expand the stroke because I want to be able to change the stroke settings later. Is there a way to do this in Affinity Designer? Thanks for your input!
  6. I was just looking for this feature and was surprised to find that it doesn't exist... so you've got another vote for a free transform feature.
  7. I just managed to reproduce a bug where when Symbols are detached unexpectedly. Steps to reproduce: Create a symbol "S1" Create a symbol "S2" that contains "S1" Copy-paste S1 within S2: It works as expected Copy S1 from within S2, but paste outside of S1: S1 is detached and turned into a group for no apparent reason. Drag-and-dropping S1 in the Layers panel outside of S2 also detaches the symbol and turns it into a group. Expected behaviour: S1 remains a symbol, and is not detached by copy-pasting or dragging it in the layers panel. Another one that's even simpler to reproduce: Create a symbol "S1", and another symbol "S2" that contains "S1" Ungroup or detach S2 S1 was also detached! Expected behaviour: S1 is still a symbol. I only detached S2.
  8. @DM1Unfortunate that this doesn't seem to work with art boards...
  9. I would also like to have that feature. If you add a Symbol to a document and don't want it to sync, you can simply unlink it. It you use lots of global symbols and can't keep track of where they are used, it's a) not much different than having a single document with lots of artboards, and b) it's the users responsibility to not make things overly complicated. One way to implement this, by the way, would be to allow "Place Image" to link an image instead of embedding it, and refreshing whenever the source file changes. Then, your global symbol would be just a document that contains that symbol only.
  10. That is very strange, I can't reproduce it anymore, either. Maybe it was "fixed" by relaunching the app or something. I'm pretty sure I'm not imagining things because I tried to select some text for quite a while yesterday, but didn't succeed. If I find a way to reproduce the problem reliably, I'll report back.
  11. I hope you don't mind me posting this much, but I would really like the bugs I encounter to get fixed, as using Affinity Designer can be a frustrating experience at times. I hope you appreciate the reports. 1. Adjusting location of elements using Transform Studio "glitches" When using the transform studio to adjust the position of elements by dragging the coordinate values (especially small elements), the element starts to "glitch", or jump around. This gets worse the longer one drags. See the first attached video (This can be reproduced in a new document). 2. Adding text sometimes breaks the viewport I could only reproduce this in a document that is somehow "broken" I guess. See the second video. When I tap to the left of the lower left artboard with the text tool open, the view jumps "nowhere". You can see me trying to find the artboards by zooming & panning, but they won't show up, I can only get them back by using the navigator studio to reset the viewport. I've also attached the file (Unbenannt.afdesign). (That file also has a bunch of guides I can no longer get rid of). 3. Minor: Changing the name of an artboard only updates in the UI after moving the view port, or closing/opening the document If I change the name of an artboard, the label above the artboard doesn't update, which caused me to think that I'm doing something wrong. It updates once moving the viewport, or closing and then reopening the document, though. 4. Minor: Symbol behaviour These aren't really bugs, but I still wanted to mention this: It was little unexpected to me that it's possible to modify a symbol by having sync symbols on and modifying a second instance when the original's layer is locked. I think that locking the layer of a symbol should turn automatic syncing off, don't you think? It was also a little unexpected that the visibility of the layers of the symbols are synced as well (I didn't expect that hiding one symbol hides all the others). ScreenRecording_03-11-2019 23-46-35.mp4 ScreenRecording_03-12-2019 00-14-41.mp4 Unbenannt.afdesign
  12. When adding text on a path (in my case, an ellipse), I can select the text on the path only if it's alignment is centered. If I left-align (or right-align) the text, I can no longer select text in any way: Select all text by double tapping Select parts of the text by dragging over the text. I don't think a video is needed to demonstrate this, as the bug can be reproduced in ~30 seconds: new document, add ellipse, add text to ellipse, left align the text, attempt to select part of the text.
  13. When adding guides in a document with multiple artboards in a smaller, secondary artboard, the guides are inserted in an unexpected location (far above the artboard), and cannot be selected later on. This means that it's not possible to move or delete the guides. To reproduce, simply create a document with artboards enabled, add a second artboard below, and try to add a guide. I've also attached a video demonstrating the issue. In the video, I attempt to drag the first guide (which just deselects it). I then add another guide, which appears above the first guide (and is selected). I then zoom into the second artboard, and add and then delete a third guide (hoping that the guide would appear in the visible area). Last, I zoom the guides and attempt to select them by tapping and long-tapping (which shows the deselect/cut/copy menu). There does not seem to be a way to remove these guides. ScreenRecording_03-11-2019 23-24-44.mp4
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