Hi Affinity aficionados,
I have been an Adobe Illustrator user since Illustrator 1.0 (about 33 years) and have gotten used to how it works!!
Illustrator and Photoshop have recently made "Constrain path dragging on segment reshape" optional. I have this switched on because it makes sense to me (must be those 33 years of it being the same!!).
The first thing I did in Affinity Designer was to see how the pen tool works and it doesn't constrain path dragging on segment reshape. Unless I'm missing something.
You might ask what is Constrain path dragging on segment reshape?
It is when the direction handles of a curve are constrained to keep their direction while the curve is being dragged. This makes sense to me because the direction of the curve when placing a node is easy to judge and easy to set and I find the length of the handle a little harder to judge so a tweak of the curve usually follows. But without constraining the direction of the nodes, the curve goes all over the place and not where I want it to go. When the directions on each end have already been set, the curve is very easy to position. But if the directions do not hold, the curve is nearly impossible to position.
Is this available with the curve editing tools in Affinity products? Or is it a feature that could go in?