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  1. Unfortunately I do not have access to the IDML file. INDD only for this particular document. But that's for pointing this out. From now on I will ask my collaborators to deliver IDML files for my workflow. Thanks again.
  2. I've just tried Viva nad I am not impressed. It was not able to correctly import my InDesign document, and once it did the performance of the app is abysmal. I have a pretty high end iMac and Viva was struggling to even scroll through my document, which by the way is not very complex at all. Publisher is a performance beast compared to Viva. We just need the ability to import InDesign file, among other things.
  3. Yup, not having proper object styles, that can be updated, just like text styles, is really painful. Current "styles" palette is pretty much useless.
  4. Thanks @dominik, I did not know that you could do that. -t
  5. That's why I suggested that we have the ability to create our own list of custom presets. Then everyone's "standard" would be taken care of. This should extend to creating new documents which already allow me to create a custom size but there is no way to save the preset. That's just silly. It's really annoying having to do all that clicking all the time every time I want to create a new document of a certain size that is "standard" to me. I fully support the team's strategy to port Designer and Photo to Windowd and iOS but now that these platforms are stable I think they need to go back, take a good hard look at all the pain points and pick some of that really ripe low hanging fruit and give us some of the functionality that loyal customers have been asking for for years now.
  6. I'm with the original poster: it would be great if we could display some more "standard" sizes for art boards. Even better, give us the option of creating a bunch of sizes that can be displayed in the drop down menu.
  7. I have a designer document with multiple artboards. When I attempt to print a single artboard by selecting it by name from the print dialog the preview shows a completely wrong artboard. Printed artboard is the one show in the preview, but it's the wrong one. See included screenshot for details. I've also attached a test document that can be used to reproduce the bug. OS version: macOS 10.12.2 Designer version: 1.5.4 print artboard bug.afdesign
  8. Yeah, this one is a bit of a deal breaker for me. I create a lot of diagrams and they usually have lots of arrow. Still, I believe and so I persist and keep waiting for the new version with this functionality implemented. In the mean time I have get dirty with Illustrator... the longer I use it the more dirty it appears. Go Team Affinity! May you have the energy and resources to crank out new versions so that we may liberate ourselves from the yoke of Illustrator's oppression ;-) P.S. Illustrator is not all bad though so do borrow some of the ideas like ability to make selections based on appearance and definitely implement re-definable and editable styles. If I had more sophisticated selection, arrows and editable styles I could switch to Designer 100%.
  9. I'm not sure of this is a bug or a poorly documented feature but I keep seeing these purple rectangles around object on my artboards. I want to turn them off but can't find a way to do so. Being able to see object frames is very useful for alignment and layout but sometimes I just want to see the artboard with no meta objects displayed. Being able to turn off object frames would give me that ability.
  10. Date Seen 15/04/2016 Versions OS X 10.11.4 Affinity Designer 1.4.1 Bug Description Clicking on an artboard that is not currently selected doesn't select it. Clicking on any layer which is not on a currently selected artbaord doesn't select it. Severity Major UI flaw Steps to Reproduce create a document with 2 or more artboards place some layers on each artboard select any artboard click on any of the non-active artboards or layers on the non-active artboards Actual Behavior Clicked objects are not selected and do not become active Expected Behavior Clicking on any artboard or any layer on any artboard should select that object Troubleshooting/Testing Steps Attempted n/a Reproducible? Always Workaround Layers not on the current artboard have to be selected from the layers panel or the desired artboard has to be first selected either from the layers panel or by clicking on its title.
  11. Yes, this is definitely needed. I have recently decided to take the plunge and forced myself to work exclusively with Designer and Photo. Until that point I thought that both apps offered pretty good functionality. But since I started using them exclusively I find myself wanting to switch back to Adobe CS because there are so many basic features missing from Affinity apps. I believe in this suite of apps and so I will continue using it as I believe that many of these features are close by. I really do hope that the company will prioritise implementing what many consider essentials over the new and merely interesting. At the same time I appreciate that this suit is being developed as a blank slate trying not to imitate or rely on old techniques. I'm just a little impatient ;-) cheers, -tomek
  12. What is the workaround for this missing vital feature? -t
  13. So what is the recommended process for importing DWG files in Designer? This is a must have for using Designer in architecture. -t
  14. I've been collecting links to various resources useful in the field of architectural rendering and visualisation and I'd like to share them with the community. There are quite a few on my list as it has been compiled over some years. These are content related: cut out people and objects, vegetation etc: http://www.gobotree.com/ http://xoio.de/en/ http://skalgubbar.se/ http://www.immediateentourage.com/ http://www.mrcutout.com/index.php/people-cutouts http://visualizingarchitecture.com/favorite-architectural-cutout-and-texture-resources/ http://texturer.com/ https://placeit.net/c/people http://www.viz-people.com/ http://vyonyx.com/cutouts/ http://www.nonscandinavia.com/ http://www.escalalatina.com/ http://www.cutoutlife.com/ http://skalgubbrasil.tumblr.com/ These are tutorials and example specific to architectural presentations: http://visualizingarchitecture.com/no-render-quick-collage/ http://vyonyx.com/tutorials/ http://www.arqui9.com/ https://www.behance.net/arqui9 http://www.archdaily.com/645270/architecture-software-tutorials-part-2-what-we-heard-from-you http://www.ccc.umontreal.ca/fiche_concours.php?lang=fr&cId=207 http://www.worth1000.com/tutorials/163772/water-reflections-using-displace-filter https://visualizingarchitecture.com/tutorials/ http://landarchs.com/beyond-basics-10-photoshop-hacks-advanced-photoshop-skills/ http://landarchs.com/10-best-photoshop-tutorials-youtube-landscape-architects/ http://visualizingarchitecture.tumblr.com/ And these are more generic stock resources: http://www.cgtextures.com/ http://cgtextures.com/ http://compfight.com/ http://everystockphoto.com/ http://obeygiant.com/archives/ http://www.premiumpsd.com/#_ http://www.vectorstock.com/ http://www.123rf.com/ http://www.veer.com/ http://subtlepatterns.com/ http://www.elsewhere.org/pomo/ http://www.thomasnet.com/cadmodels.html?WT.mc_t=blg&WT.mc_n=blg1107&channel=email http://medialoot.com/ http://www.sketchuptexture.com/p/bricks-section.html http://www.texturepilot.com/ http://texturelib.com/ http://nos.twnsnd.co/ http://www.gratisography.com/ http://graphicburger.com/ http://nobacks.com/
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