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  1. Yes, here you go. I added some explanation inside the files. alignement test 3.afdesign alignement test 2.afdesign
  2. Ok, my last post to this (fingers crossed), but I found something interesting again. I think this should be considered a bug. If you mask a rectangle object, the alignment tool uses the visual dimensions to align to. If you convert the same masked rectangle to curves, the curve's dimensions are used and the mask gets ignored. (My screen recording software does not record the right-click pop-up window, but you can see on the layers panel that I just converted the "rectangle object" to "curve" at around 18s). Affinity_Designer_2020-02-12_02-45-45.mp4
  3. I made a minimal example for the inconsistency that I see here: - If the green rectangle is masked, the blue box aligns to the visible portion of the rectangle. - However, if the green rectangle is grouped first with the mask applied to the group, the rectangle does NOT align to the visible portion. In my mind this should be consistent with the blue box always aligning to the visible green thing. It should not depend on if I am masking a group or a rectangle. To me it looks like the alignment tool just ignores the mask of groups ... Affinity_Designer_2020-02-12_02-05-37.mp4
  4. Maybe I do not fully get the problem, but I tried the following minimal setup: I placed a simple circle on an empty document -> text tool to the outline, 20pt -> "some text". Now I can select the object using the Move tool (shortcut "v") and I get two handles in the bottom right corner: the inner one resizes the circle and the text stays at 20pt. The outer one resizes the text and the circle, with the text size changing accordingly.
  5. @Fritz_H Also ich finde @Optiplex hat schon einen Punkt. Funktionen, die im Programm vorhanden sind, sollten funktionieren (und beschrieben sein). "Das braucht doch keiner/nur der Spezialist" ist dabei kein Argument, ebenso wenig der Preis. Ein geringer Preis rechtfertigt m.M.n. sicherlich einen kleinen Funktionsumfang oder dass eine "Spezialfunktion" in "Amateursoftware" fehlt. Aber alles was da ist, dafür habe ich bezahlt und habe damit beim Kauf gerechnet. Darum erwarte ich auch Funktionsfähigkeit. Auch wenn der Vergleich hinkt -- Software ist nun einmal anders -- aber beim Autokauf würde doch niemand hinnehmen, dass es einen Knopf gibt, der nichts oder das Falsche tut. Selbst bei einem billigen Gebrauchten ...
  6. Maybe a short follow up to this. I changed my OS to Windows 10 (full reinstall, not upgrade). I installed Designer and the latest graphics drivers, the issue persists: I can work smoothly but after a while (not sure about the exact time here, I'd say in the order of an hour), everything starts to stutter. I tried to record this with my phone to not interfere with the performance (split on two videos for reasons of size and handling): - In the 1st video, I had a document open, I worked on it for a bit and it started to stutter. I then closed the "big" document, made a new one and moved a single rectangle around. As you can see, it's stuttering and far from smooth. - In the 2nd video right after, I closed the program as a whole and reopened it with a new empty doc. I did the same test, moving a single rectangle around. It's much much smoother. Any ideas? VID_20200212_004147.mp4 VID_20200212_004257.mp4
  7. I observed strange behavior when it comes to align objects to other objects that are clipped or masked. I prepared three cases, please watch my little demo video. - Case 1: When I try to align the blue rectangle to the masked group, the object aligns to the most left edge of all the items in the group. I would have expected the object to align to the most left visible edge, but I guess the thought process here is that the objects in the group didn't really change their size. By selecting the mask, I can easily change the visible area. - Case 2: The blue box aligns to the visible edge of the clipping rectangle, makes kind of sense, since clipping to my understanding means that nothing can be "outside" of the "carrier object". However I now can't easily resize the visible part without stretching everything else. - Case 3: This is probably the most weird one....If I mask the objects, just like I did in case 1, but this time I mask the objects themselves, not the group, the alignment is just like in case 2 (blue box aligns to the most left visible point). In my mind this is inconsistent: In case 1, the mask of the group was ignored when it came to alignment, however here, the mask matters for the alignment. Can anybody clear me up on this? Is this all intended behavior and I just don't get it right? 2020_02.12-00_31.mp4
  8. Hello Everyone! I like the many options the Aligment panel (the one I marked blue) gives me and I need them quite frequently. Is there a way to have the panel always open/in a dock? Simply dragging the "Align Right(/Bottom/Top/etc)" buttons (the ones I marked red) to the toolbar does not work for me since those always align to the selection. Any ideas? Cheers!
  9. Ah, thanks guys, both super useful tips! Is there a way to keep the alignment panel open? I realized (and read somewhere on the forums), that if I put the "Align Bottom/Top/Left/Right/etc" buttons on the tool bar, they will always align to the selection, which is not what I want most of the time....
  10. Hello! I have a rather complicated curve (skyline of my city) and I wanted to move some nodes to the middle of others: The roof has two very outer nodes and one in the middle at the top (selected in the picture). Can I horizontally center the node somehow? Like selecting the outer ones and then using some snapping maybe? Or something in the alignment panel? I have to do this for plenty of roofs, so anything help would be good. Oh and is there a way to keep the Aligment panel open (that would already save me a few clicks ...)
  11. The graphics drivers are up to date, that should not be a problem. I did some more testing on this. I observed, that the issues come up after some time, and are usually not present right after start. Could it be related to some garbage collection thing? Or maybe I keep too many undo steps?
  12. Despite having a reasonable beefy computer (some i7 CPU with 8 cores, 16G of RAM and an AMD Vega 64), Designer is lagging terrible when moving stuff around, creating new vector shapes or reordering things. I recorded a little video to depict my problem: I'm not sure what could go wrong, there is no other applications or background tasks running and the CPU as well as the graphics card are a bit bored (see the CPU load graph in the video). I wonder what might cause this, how I can work around it and if I can't, what component might be responsible/needs an upgrade to get rid of this. I tried resetting everything to stock settings already and double checked that Designer is using the right graphics device in the settings, however, no success. (I'm on Windows 7, fully updated OS and drivers)
  13. You are right, for greater zoom levels (zoom > ~100% or so), the view seems to be correct: Bevel and Shadow light sources are both rotated. However when I export the graphic or zoom in, this changes to wrong again: Only the shadow's light source is rotated, the bevel's is not.
  14. I didn't try that yet, but I will and let you know. What I tried was to export the image (I tried PNG and PDF): the shadow is rotated, like it should, bevels are not. It seems, the actual state is different from how it's represented. So the zooming in and out seems to be another problem. Edit: btw, a user on the forum reported that this bug is also appearing on MacOS.
  15. Sorry for the double post, but I put this report in the wrong sub forum. This is what I wanted to report as a bug in Designer on Windows and MacOS:
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