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  1. Dell Update and Windows Update are to date so I believe so. Expanding the paths still creates errors but there haven't been any crashes the few times I've tried it. This is from a fresh start and following the steps in the original post. I moved the inside right node to the right for both shapes when I usually move an upper-left node to the northwest at a distance of half the stroke width. Tried moving other nodes as well and no crash so far. Without OpenCL the corner operation freezes for some seconds (15s on the double star) on both shapes. I restarted Affinity Designer, created the shapes again, expanded the path, then saved and restarted Designer. I don't think it is a display issue. The shapes still have errors or the tool still doesn't work correctly because the corners aren't even. Designer is very slow with all operations as well with OpenCL off. Anything else I can use to help diagnose?
  2. @Callum With OpenCL still enabled: 1. Opening the file that I had saved on the step before crashing, on a fresh start of Designer didn't crash but the paths were still incorrect from the 'expand' operation. (Image) 2. Closing Designer and recreating the steps listen in my first post caused crashes. It was hard to catch a snip at the right time before it crashed these two times. It seems like the 'expand' path function messes up memory and files. I finally got a snip on the third crash. (image) 3. Both files included. The first was saved at the step before crashes on the date of the original post. The second file was saved on the step before the crashes tonight. 4. Here is the crash report file. The file has a 'date modified' of 03-11-2022 so it doesn't have any of the crashes from the original post or the three total that happened in the last hour. 5. Included screenshot to verify version information. 52466cab-c345-4cdd-aa8f-3462c1a6f3e4.dmp 01-affinity-designer-broken-corners.afdesign 02-fresh-creation-before crash.afdesign
  3. Hello, When searching for answers I have found a few posts from old forum sections and describing other things that may be related. Are you using the latest release version? Yes. Version 1.10.5.1342 on Windows 10 on a Dell XPS 15 9570 Can you reproduce it? Yes in at least one way. Does it happen for a new document? If not can you upload a document that shows the problem? Yes. Very few steps reproduce it. If you cannot provide a sample document then please give an accurate description of the problem for example it should include most of the following: What is your operating system and version (Windows 10, OSX Mojave, iOS 12 etc)? Windows 10, updated Is hardware acceleration (in Preferences > Performance) ON or OFF ? (and have you tried the other setting?) Yes. No. What happened for you (and what you expected to happen) Provide a recipe for creating the problem (step-by-step what you did). 1. Create a shape (I used a star) 2. Increase thickness of path 3. Expand path 4. Select all nodes 5. Use the corner tool on an internal corner to adjust 6. Program hangs then crashes shortly after. The expanded shapes created by Designer are incorrect. Screenshots (very handy) or a screen capture/video. Step by step: https://imgur.com/a/ufcpkOe Any unusual hardware (like tablets or external monitors or drives that may affect things) or relevant other applications like font managers or display managers. No. Did this same thing used to work and if so have you changed anything recently? (software or hardware) Just started trying, but it seems like similar things are happening and have been happening for a long time. March 10, 2020 > https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/109768-corner-tool-on-expanded-stroke-glitch-freeze-or-crash/ https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/148441-expand-stroke-is-creating-weird-paths/ https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/148450-affinity-designer-corner-tool-bug/ https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/129951-corner-tool-bug/ This seems like something that is basic functionality for a vector program. The forums won't let me embed an image of the final result again (199k png of the last imgur image > "Sorry, an unknown server error occurred when uploading this file. (Error code: -200)".
  4. Still present in Affinity Designer 1.10.5.1342 on Windows. Produces inconsistent results as well as seen in the internal corners. Please fix this as soon as possible. Correction: *because in the screenshot.
  5. Yes. Please give us more control and detail in determining stroke pressure manually. Illustrator solves this by adjusting width on the object itself. Today I was trying to mess with the pressure and it is too limited. It: - Is tiny so you are limited in how it operates - Doesn't have the curves like suggested in the first post - Can't be made bigger to give better pressure adjustment detail - Can't be moved. It keeps getting in the way of seeing what I am trying to modify Please make these options available and more robust or just copy Illustrator. Thank you. I tried twice to upload screenshots but the serif site is having problems. I will add them (pressure window and error snip) to: https://imgur.com/a/yB3LwbC
  6. After the recent update the behavior is the same. Affinity Publisher is the only Program showing this behavior out of all them. I have no pending or available graphics updates, and everything is updated system wise as well. Moving the mouse does the same thing and so does typing. The version is labeled 1.7.2.471
  7. I also just tried simply moving the mouse in random directions while not hitting any keyboard or mouse buttons and I was able to get it to regularly hit 100% GPU. No capture software was running at all. Here is a high example.
  8. Thank you. I will see if that is able to grab the display. I split my window and the task manager shows a GPU spike to 80% and on the low end 50% while typing. It hovers around 60 to 75% GPU while typing but drops down when I'm done. The CPU goes up to about 10% when typing so I doubt it is that. This is kind of confusing.
  9. Dell Update and Windows Update both show no graphics driver updates, and slow typing doesn't happen with any other program on my system. No the Harddrive isn't very active. It always looks like a GPU thing. Here I show that the minimized Designer is using the GPU with no file opened, and Publisher is still VERY slow with typing in that file. What free software do you know of that I may be able to try and record besides OBS if that will help?
  10. Text fields and two tables. I was mocking up a simple invoice to learn Publisher. The delay is apparent when editing the Master and much worse when editing the actual pages. I attached the file. The problems persist between computer reboots and also program reboots. This is version 1.7.1.404 of Publisher. Thank you. SlowAnon.afpub
  11. Hello. I searched for delayed typing and couldn't see any other postings in 3 pages. I'm just starting to learn Publisher and I noticed that when I type there is a large delay in the text coming out and I can't record with OBS to show. I have to type and wait for the letters to display for about 3 to 5 seconds after I type them. I only have been doing a few words at a time with the delay and it is severely slowing me down. My document isn't complicated and I only have a single image. I have to wait about five seconds for this to finish typing itself out: "This sentence takes about five seconds to fill in after I stop typing." I noticed that Publisher and Photo use a very large percent of CPU even when they were both minimized and hadn't been used in a few minutes, and Publisher was the same once when I had it open but wasn't interacting with it. I should have plenty of horsepower, and haven't installed any fonts yet. Thank you for your help. System: Dell XPS 15 9570, Windows 10 Pro v10.0.17134 Build 17134, Core i& 8750H, 32GB RAM
  12. I tried on a simple circle on a document of 640 x 640 and can still see the inaccuracies. This is zoomed in to see the lower magenta layer peeking out from inaccuracies when you couldn't see it before expanding the stroke with Designer updated to 1.7.1.404. I didn't get a chance to try the file provided, but wanted to try the resolution trick myself. Still great software.
  13. I don't want to make icons that are blurry so pixel perfect accuracy is a must. They do market for icons and pixel perfect accuracy so this is still disappointing. The suite is meant to work together from what I understand, and I don't want/need to depend another program to do this (Inkscape, etc).
  14. I just got a similar thing I believe with it being inaccurate. Some points are made correctly some are changed to points that don't match the shape. The tips of my paths aren't expanding and matching the shape with curves. What are you guys doing to work around this or should I refund my purchase? 2 years is quite a long time for a bug.
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