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  1. I'm actually having a big problem with this. A linked Designer file won't show an update until I quit and restart Publisher. And now Publisher is in a very weird state where I have gotten the linked Designer file to appear correctly on screen... but when I export the file as a PDF, the PDF output is clearly using the originally linked version of the file. I'm actually going to have to delete/replace the asset to get around this. For me, linking is pretty borken. (Windows 1.7.3.481)
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    .afdesign not associated on my iPad

    Well that is good news! It still sucks that it doesn't work the other way.
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    Entire project deleted

    Try iMazing, the desktop app. It includes means to browse the iOS file system. I think that it is fully featured during the trial period. Good luck!
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    .afdesign not associated on my iPad

    Yeah, this definitely sucks. However I think you can work around it with an an alternative file manager. Get "Documents by Readdle," which is fortunately free. Pour a drink Copy your .afdesign file to Google Drive. Open Documents, configure it to access Google Drive (maybe this is done in Files first, can't recall now). Copy your .afdesign from Google Drive into Documents' LOCAL file system. If you hit "download" on the "..." menu next to your file in the file list, you can choose Download (this will put it into Documents' "Downloads" folder and from there you can move it to any other folder, etc.) Be careful: there is an iCloud folder for "Documents" too. You don't want it. Have some of that drink now Your .afdesign file should now be copied from Google Drive into Documents' own filespace on your iPad. Now, open Designer on your iPad. Hit the "+" and "Open from Cloud." THEN, use the "Locations" nav link in the upper left to back out to the top level of the file picker. Under Locations, choose "Documents" (the Readdle icon). Yes, we had to pick "Open from Cloud" to navigate to a location in our local file system. Tim Cook says "deal with it." Find your .afdesign in Documents' file space, and tap it to open it. Finish that drink and be creative? Or maybe it's time to call it a day now. What were we doing? This sucks too, of course, but at least it works. Honestly this kind of nonsense keeps me from using my nice iOS productivity apps. I own all the Serif apps, but 99.6% of the time I wait until I am at a real computer so I don't have to do this kind of dance. This is objectively not a good system, Apple!
  5. This is not awesome, but on the plus side we at least got a detailed answer.
  6. I use Cascable on iOS to view photos on my camera via wifi, and then I can transfer raw files in to Affinity Photo. BUT, Cascable is only as fast as the wifi on your camera. It's barely tolerable in my case and I intend to experiment with a card reader since I have an iPad Pro with USB-C.
  7. Ok, thanks. Never thought to check that. It seems strange that those rules would change as they did. Squares work one way, circles another? If that is intentional it doesn’t make sense to me.
  8. I was trying to punch holes out of a shape, and noticed that I was able to subtract shapes made with the Rectangle tool, but not the Oval tool. The problem happens 100% of the time if I am trying to subtract from the specific shape in my sample file. (That particular base shape was the product of a random SVG download and then a handful of other binary operations.) If I draw a new primitive shape, then I can subtract ovals from it just fine. This is happening in Designer for Windows version 1.7.3.481. binary ops bug.afdesign
  9. Your post with the link got me to think about manipulating the LINK instead of the file at the URL, so it was still helpful!
  10. Ok, figured it out. If you are interacting with an SVG link, you may grab the file. if you have loaded the SVG as an URL, you may not. Because reasons. I love my iPad Pro... I don’t love iOS.
  11. I appreciate the effort but I was just about to post an update. The attachment you created did work, by the way—when I touched that link Safari for iOS did offer to download the file, which was not possible when simply viewing the link. But here is a way to self-rescue which may help other searchers. The free document management app “Documents by Readdle” includes a bare bones browser, and if you load a direct SVG URL as liked earlier, it will let you download it, where Safari would not. @DM1, maybe this is an iOS beta issue... it definitely did not offer a way to save the SVG. It would let me bookmark it, Gmail it, etc... but there were no file handling options. See attachment. (I’ll file feedback with Apple.)
  12. I’ve got a huge project in front of me today... drawing a hexagon in Designer on my iPad. Unfortunately there seems to be a bug with Designer and the iOS 13 beta so I can’t use the polygon tool. No problem, I’ll just grab a hexagon svg off the web, right? Well, here it is, but I can’t figure out how to get this file into Designer. None of the “share” options in Safari will let me save the svg as a file. Copy from Safari and paste into Designer doesn’t work. And iOS 13 has even MORE file handling options than iOS 12 does! I can download a PNG/JPG in safari so this is an svg specific issue, I guess. This specific hexagon is not a critical issue, but getting an svg from the web into AD for iOS will surely be handy in the future. Any ideas?
  13. This is kind of a weird question but it would be SO helpful if I could figure out a trick to do this... I have some "one line" fonts which are intended to make paths for laser engravers or other CNC machines. Unfortunately, to make the best use of these fonts, you need special (expensive) software to render them as actual single-line paths. Normal design tools like Illustrator and AD mangle these fonts in a variety of ways, as outline fonts aren't supposed to have open paths (as I understand it). Here's an example of what I mean. The "a" glyph looks like it's drawn with one line... but if you use the Node tool and pull at the nodes, you can see it is actually a closed path with 2 copies of every node. My laser cutter would not draw one graceful one-line "a" if I fed it this art. What I want to do is convert this to a single open path as if I drew that "a" with the pen tool. And ideally that would be through some clever few menu operations that I could apply to a big group of shapes... so I can type, convert to curves, and then process to make the text all true single-line. Does anyone have any ideas? The font pictured above is #6 from this page, but they all misbehave in similar ways. http://www.mrrace.com/CamBam_Fonts/
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    CHEAP PC build

    Before I bought a whole new computer I would see if I could figure out the hub issue. You can get decent USB 3.1 hub for not a lot of dough, and it is possible that USB 3.1 dongles will behave differently than those on a C hub. Also, unless the computer is fancy and your C port is actually Thunderbolt, the C and 3.1 ports should be about the same speed. And if the computer ejects the SD dongle along with the card, you can just ... plug it in again. Seems like that would be a minor irritation compared to getting a new computer.
  15. Illustrator's function may be pants, but I haven't noticed... it has done all I have needed, but my use is so far constrained to a weird, small use case. Guess there is nothing we can do but keep our fingers crossed!
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