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Edward Goodwin

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  1. Edward Goodwin

    Import/Export DXF/DWG

    Thanks Callum, Is it currently on your feature request list? Certainly we have requested it / discussed it with the Affinity Team a few times in the past. Is there a way to get it bumped up the time line? I can see that others have requested it... Edward
  2. Dear Affinity, We are loving Designer and enjoying the transition from Adobe for all the three products. However, for us, a key feature that's missing is the ability in Designer to import/export .dxf files. Back in 2015 (I think) we requested this as a feature request but it's still not implemented. Any idea if/when it might be arriving? It's really vital for our workflow as we work with imports/exports for CAD. Edward
  3. I have to say that I find the snapping process quite difficult to understand in Affinity Designer. I understand that the purple outline tool can help if you have an enormous amount of objects on your art board. However, for me it's not intuitive. Anyway, could someone explain to me if it's possible to get snaps working whilst drawing between points in the same object being drawn? For example, imagine drawing a chevron shape like this: > I might start with the top left node point with the pen tool and then drawn down and to the right to create the next node point. Then on to the final node (bottom left). Is it possible to get the third node to align automatically to the top point? Currently, I can't make that happen. Am I doing something wrong? Even better would be if, as I'm drawing, it could flag that the third node is equally spaced vertically from the middle node as the upper node is spaced. A different but related question: Is it possible for snaps to pick up middle points/nodes in a drawn object? For example, imagine I've drawn an M (but where the middle node of the M does not go down all the way to the bottom - i.e. it's within the bounding box of the overall shape). If I now draw another shape, I can snap to points which lie on the outer bounding box. However, Affinity Designer won't pick up the inner node as a snapping point. Am I doing something wrong? All thoughts/suggestions gratefully received! Edward
  4. Thanks Gdenby Do you by any chance have any thoughts on this though: In the pen tool, I see I can set the corner styles from chamfer to round to sharp. However, when the angle between straight lines is acute (less than 90degrees) the corner style shows as chamfered even when sharp corner is selected. Am I missing something? (Perhaps someone already answered it by then I didn't follow the answer...) Edward
  5. Hi Gdenby, Interesting that you say that the Snap to Object Geometry should work - for me, it'll only snap to bounding box. Perhaps I should be clearer though (sorry!) - when I say I want to snap to the points/nodes, I don't mean snap to the actual nodes, I mean snap to horizontal/vertical alignment of those nodes... Sorry for not having been clearer. In this instance, the vertical/horizontal alignment will only work for the object bounding box and not inner features... Edward
  6. Thanks Aammppaa - that's really useful stuff. As I'm using Affinity Designer and Photo for work, I might wait until the beta is released... Whilst I'm here, I have one further question: In the pen tool, I see I can set the corner styles from chamfer to round to sharp. However, when the angle between straight lines is acute (less than 90degrees) the corner style shows as chamfered even when sharp corner is selected. Am I missing something? Edward
  7. Is there a way to change the amount of darkness that's added when ticking the 'Darken Border' option in the crop tool in Affinity Photo? I'd like to have the option to darken the border to black so that the area outside the crop are fully obscured. Is this possible? All thoughts/suggestions gratefully received! Edward
  8. Edward Goodwin

    Darken border in crop tool

    Thanks for the reply. Is this something that can be added into a list for new feature requests? I think it'd be really useful. It is available in photoshop (hence why I'm used to it...) Edward
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