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  1. Effectively, for step 2, avoid Edit in Plane to draw the rectangle (that doesn't make it!) and then place rectangle using boundaries and centers of the ellipses. But to get object boundaries for snapping the rectangle to the ellipses, you have to change the Plane to Side, otherwise you never get the visual snap guides.
  2. OK even simpler: To draw a cylinder on the Front Plane: - Switch to the Front Plane, Draw and Adjust 2 ellipses, Snap them as required. - Switch to the Side Plane, Draw a rectangle, Transform it with a rotation of 60°, Make width and height adjustments with the help of the grid snapping, to the center and the edges of the ellipses.
  3. OK thanks very much for the maths. As far as I managed to replicate what you've done and I finally managed to find the trick. 1. With the Front Plane activated, effectively draw a rectangle with a rotation of 60° and snap it to the grid like that to make to correct height of the cylinder: 2. Then for the width adjustment of the rectangle to the edge of the top and the bottom ellipses, there's no way to be guided by the grid snap. It's an eye adjustment... unless switching to the Side Plane to ease the edge alignment. I haven't tested: I assume that for a cylinder on the Side Plane the width of the rectangle (step 2) must done after changing the Plane to Front. When working with the Top Plane, this cylinder build is fully controllable by the grid snapping during all steps without switching to another Plane to make any adjustments. Correct me if I am wrong. Thanks again for your help.
  4. Thanks. Working in the Top Plane is OK. My issue is when working on the Front (or Side) Plane. Doing a green cylinder working in the Top Plane is OK. I can't manage drawing a purple cylinder when working in the Front Plane. I don't know how to draw the rectangle and where any snapping or alignment guide must be. See attached. Isometric Cylinder.afdesign
  5. Hi, I am looking for some help on how to draw a cylinder on the Front or Side plane of an isometric grid. All of the examples and how-to's I have seen so far are explained on the Top plane which I can easily reproduce. Drawing and aligning the two ellipses on either the Front or the Side plane is not my problem. The issue is only on how to draw and align the rectangle between the two ellipses. I am struggling to achieve this, so any help preferably a short video would be appreciated.
  6. There's a popup that acknowledges each individual reset actions in Preferences/Miscellaneous except the last one "Reset Fonts" May I suggest the same rationale be kept for Reset Fonts otherwise the user doesn't clearly know whether the Reset Fonts action has been done or not. Also, another idea (maybe better?) taken from the more-in-depth resets that can be achieved by starting the App holding the CTRL key: may I suggest the Preferences/Miscellaneous window follow the same GUI actions with checkboxes, with an acknowledgement popup when done? -macOS Mojave - Affinity Suite v1.8.3
  7. There is a font issue (Font size and Tracking) in the Document Setup palette (at least) when UI is set to French locale. Problem happens in Retina and non-Retina screens. -macOS Mojave - Affinity Suite v1.8.3
  8. In French, at least in France, there is a typographical rule which says that there must be a non-breaking space before and a space after the colon sign : As an example, taken out from the New Document panel or from the Preferences of Affinity, this convention is not used - ie the non-breaking space before the colon ":" sign. It is actually not used anywhere in the User Interface. As a comparison, for instance the macOS Preferences pane matches that convention depending on the macOS locale language used. English French -macOS Mojave - Affinity Suite v1.8.3
  9. In the New Document panel, there are French translation issues. If "Press Ready" is a conventional wording used by professional printing companies/users in French-speaking countries, fair enough. But I doubt it. Architectural and Layout must be translated, and maybe Pages. May I suggest the following: Architectural --> Architecture Layout --> Mise en page Pages (Arrangement may be better in English?) --> Organisation or Agencement or Disposition, even if Pages in French can make it also. -macOS Mojave - Affinity Suite v1.8.3
  10. As mentioned by Old Bruce, the point is that the macOS built-in Font Book Collections are already available in the Character panel (however not shown in the Context toolbar - reason of this post). Having them listed in the Context toolbar via a click-on-an-icon as "Collection" like "All, Recent, Used, Favourites" would not cause any trouble I think. Because we can find font collections in the Character panel, I think it worth having them also listed in the Context toolbar. UI logic, no? Do you mean then that your Suitcase/Font Explorer Pro collections are not visible in the Character panel?
  11. You're right, thanks! I forgot to look in the Character panel. I actually never use the Character panel, but the Context toolbar instead. That's the reason of my improvement request! However the Paragraph panel doesn't offer the font choices. So, my improvement request is still valid: we must have the same options whatever way we use to select a font, either from the Context toolbar or the Character panel.
  12. With macOS, the default Font Book app comes with lots of fonts. There's a way to sort them as you wish by using Collection. By default there are 5 Collection presets (Amusement, Moderne, PDF, Traditional, Web), but you can obviously add some as you need. And there is also a "Smart Collection". What I'd like is to find back these Font Book collections in the Font selection located in Context Toolbar. At the moment, we can only find All, Recent, Used, Favourites. Best if we could choose a font also from "Collection" or "Smart collection". - report from macOS Mojave / Publisher v1.8.3
  13. From the Text Frame Studio palette, in the General section, for the Fill and Stroke Colour selection, it'd be better if we could get a % value of the opacity when the slider is moved, as in the standard Colour Studio palette.
  14. Same here, actually on all the Serif 1.8.1 suite (Designer, Publisher and Photo) iMac 21.5 1920x1080, Intel Iris Pro 1536 However crystal clear on MBP with Retina display.
  15. May I suggest you keep the same palette order in the Preferences pane of the Swatches (currently Application then Document then System), and in the palette dropbown choice in Swatches pane? This is not consistent between the two. I'd suggest this order in fact: document then application then system. Same improvement request for Designer. See attached. Publisher & Designer 1.7.2 / macOS 10.13.6
  16. Minor translation issue in the Export panel in the PDF tab when interface is setup in French. My setup: macOS 10.13.6, Designer 1.7.2. See screenshot.
  17. From the screenshot and the Designer files attached, I'd like to achieve a sort of masking between a triangle and an empty circle with a large stroke: I'd like to mask the part of triangle that crosses over the circle. I managed to do it on the top drawing but only by applying a white fill in the circle. Which isn't smart, is it? I'd like to keep the transparency. So, how do I do that from the bottom drawing? tri-cir.afdesign
  18. I got the official Instagram logo files from here https://en.instagram-brand.com/assets/icons, and I opened up the .psd file they provide (see attached IG_Glyph_Fill.psd) with Designer. However I got something which doesn't fully look like the Instagram logo (see screenshot attached). It sounds there is a mask issue or something like that? Can someone give me the steps to get the Instagram logo properly drawn? IG_Glyph_Fill.psd
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