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  1. Remove the stroke from the shapes, just keep a solid fill and you get what you want, but I do agree that allowing a slice based on a line without thickness would be awesome. So would better snapping (to tangents and mid points), mirror above an arbitrary axis (with snapping), and a whole bunch more, but hey, Affinity Designer is an awesome tool for first release, and props to the fellas for their hard work
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    Fonts not being deleted when added from settings

    Hi Dan, Awesome work! I can confirm that a full swipe from right to left deleted the fonts as expected Thanks very much for your help on this one, much appreciated! A shot a video the first time I tried it to help the developers debug the situation: affinity-designer-fonts-swipe-deleted.MOV
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    Fonts not being deleted when added from settings

    Hi Dan, Did you follow the exact steps I posted? First try installing the .ttf collection, then the .dfont, then the .otf collection. The attached video is how it ends up on my system, even after I delete Affinity Designer and re-download it, I can't delete anything! affinity-designer-fonts-not-deleting.MOV
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    Fonts not being deleted when added from settings

    Sure thing, fonts incoming...
  5. Hi guys, great work on designer, I'm already being very productive! Like many other people I would love to see transform tool improved, especially for translations. A lot of the time I am fine tuning positions only of small objects, and it is really hard to do it right now since the scaling handles get in the way. I've got a couple of suggestions to make this workflow better: For small screen pixel size selections draw a normal blue bounding box, but do not draw the control points for resizing and rotating on that bounding box, but instead offset them away so the selected object is always visible and there is a minimum of 20 pixels in both the width and height of the control handle box (see mockups attached) Offer a toggle option to lock the size and rotation, and only allow the translation of objects that are selected. In the transform studio allow for a drag that begins in between the x and y number circles to fine translate in both x and y with snapping.
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    Fonts not being deleted when added from settings

    I was adding the entire family of Helvetica Neue, which I use in a file I opened in designer that originally started on macOS, but the font was not showing correctly in iOS. I used a folder on iCloud Drive called "Fonts" which contained a sub solder called "HelveticaNeueTTF" which contained all the variations as individual .ttf files. When imported via a multiple select from the iCloud Drive folder inside Designer the list did inside the "Settings >> Fonts" section of Affinity designer did not update. I then, withotut shutting down Designer, tried to installed the file "HelveticaNeue.dfont" I copied from the fonts folder of my macOS 10.12.6 computer to iCloud. When that also did no update the list I tried converting every .ttf file to .otf via the utility "TransType 4.app", and did a multiple select installed via iCloud drive again, but still not update to the list until I restarted Designer, which then listed all three collections of fonts. If it will help debug the situation I can upload .zip files of each folder, but it would probably violate several copyright agreements in the process, and an as author of software I would prefer not to do so if people can re-produce the situation from the transcript above. Please let me know if this is the case.
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    Rounded corner number input

    Can you tell I'm a programmer
  8. I know it's early days, and thanks for making it easy to add custom fonts, but I'm having some trouble deleting fonts. First up the font list didn't update once I added a bunch of ttf files, so then I tried adding the dfont file but that didn't work either, so then I converted them all to otf and added them again. I think there is a bug in that the list didn't update properly but they were all actually added, so now I think I've got three copies of the same font in the list, and the main trouble is I can't delete any of them. Can you please help? Whenever I select one from the list and click the bin icon, then click done, then click back into the settings >> fonts it is back in the list again! I'm running Affinity Designer v1.6.0.35 on and iPad Pro MPKY2X/A running iOS 11.4
  9. Feature Request: allow one finger modifier + draw rectangular selection to add to the current selection, two finger modifier + draw rectangular selection to remove from the selection. Congrats on the release of Designer for iPad, it is already an awesome tool and I can't wait to see how it improves over time. One area I think would be nice to have consistency between tools is adding and removing from the current selection with things like object selection with the move tool, and control point selection with the node and rounded corner tools. Currently a single finger hold and then clicking on the new object will add to the selection, which is great, but I can't get a marquee rectangle to add more than one object at a time like this. It would also be great to be able to deselect multiple objects at once with a marquee. One finger for add, and two fingers for remove would be awesome Also adding support for free form marquee selection would be brilliant. The two finger tap for undo is becoming the standard and I use it in Concepts all the time and automatically did it in Designer and it worked too, awesome!
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    Rounded corner number input

    Draw your rectangle, select the rounded corner tool, drag a marquee to select all the corners, click on the radius and type in a number.
  11. Any chance of tangent snaps within a range of the cursor? This is super useful in CAD type programs like Moi3D which I use even for a lot of 2D stuff because of its snapping. I've attached a few screenshots to show how a line can be drawn and snaps are pre-highlighted, then the end result, and a practical use shown for a user interface design where two dials are joined by a background marking.
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    Circles, Lines and Tangents

    Yes please, I would love tangent, midpoint, and intersection snapping added to Designer! I currently use Moi3D for accurate 2D work, but it would be nice to stay with Affinity instead of bouncing around designs in multiple bits of software. PS: also mirror around any line you draw between two snap points would be really useful, and split line on snap points.
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    Brush Delay on 12.9 iPad Pro (1st Gen)

    I've got this issue as well on an iPad Pro v2 12.9". It's especially evident when trying to do some handwritten annotation on a relatively low resolution screenshot. There is considerable lag between the stroke being done and seeing the result which makes writing words very difficult, and the lower case letter 'o' in particular comes out as a tiny dot instead of the full loop most of the time. Please let me know if you want me to post examples / videos. Fingers crossed you can work out a solution!
  14. Thanks to the Affinity team for having very clean and configurable SVG export! One thing I noticed when not flattening transforms is that some very near zero values are exported inside affine transformation matrices which are no doubt just rounding errors in computations of positions. I've attached an SVG file that shows these, an example of which is: <g transform="matrix(1,-1.22465e-16,-1.22465e-16,-1,288,228)"> I was wondering if an option could be added to clamp these values to zero? Any value below the clamp value forces the value to zero, for example a clamp value of 2e-16 on the above would produce this output: <g transform="matrix(1,0,0,-1,288,228)"> If the rounding error is not from computing the SVG export then another option that could work would be to add a cleanup option that would clamp values in the internal representation Affinity is using. scream-schematic.svg
  15. Another thought on this topic is that would be more powerful and more generically useful is to have a customisable "temporary tool" area in the bottom left of the screen that stays across personas. For example if the move tool was added here then while you hold a finger down on it the move tool would be switched to, so from the selection persona you could quickly move the current selection, but when you let go it switches straight back to previous tool (eg the lasso tool) so there are no further clicks to happen to get back to the other tool you were using (eg to select a new area to move). This would be similar to how you hold down the spacebar on the desktop version to temporarily activate the hand tool.
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