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  1. I'm not sure whether to report this as a Photo bug or a Designer bug. I found it using Designer, but it looks to come from Photo. For a drawing in Designer I needed several circles drawn in 3 point perspective. So I drew a cube in perspective then drew a circle and converted it to curves. Then chose Edit in Photo, created a live perspective of the circle so that it just fit in one face of the cube. Then moved back to Edit in Designer. I then made a copy (cmd+c and cmd+v). Much to my surprise the bounding box and image of the original circle was in the same location, but the perspective was smaller and offset considerably. I changed the color to blue just to keep track of circles. The Transform panel shows them as being in the same location. In order to get the copy to pretty much equal the original I had to make the bounding box much larger, add some angle to it and move it over. I tired it again, making the new copy purple/pink. Again the bounding box and circle's image was the same location as the layer copied, but the perspective was offset, smaller and slightly rotated. I found I got the same results in Photo. But if I created a new live perspective from a copy of the circle then the results were the same. Shouldn't each copy of a perspective be the same? Cube temp2.afdesign I'm running the latest released versions of Designer (1.10.5) and Photo (1.10.5) on a iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2020) with Monterey version 12.5. I do find that if I make multiple copies of the original they are all offset, shrunk and twisted the same.
  2. Tom, the answer is most certainly yes, I would be honored. I may have even talked to you on one of our trips onboard the Minnehaha. The provenance of the Minnehaha is something right out of a Clive Cussler book. I'm glad you enjoyed the drawing as it allows me the ability to at least partially repay the enjoyment of riding the Minnehaha. I will PM you shortly with some information and we'll have to arrange to transfer the 122MB affinity file. Mike
  3. Sorry you are having this problem. When I run into something like this I try increasing the Miter. I have seen that if it's not high enough the zoom will reach a place where the effect stops. So I go higher, try 30 on yours. Another thing I try to do is have a closed shape. I don't know if yours is or not, but then I can set the align to be Inside. Just thoughts for you to try.
  4. If you have in the menu Window > Separated Mode selected you can have most any combination of documents visible.
  5. The subtract only operates on one layer at a time. What I believe it's trying to do is to subtract the ellipse from the first line, then the first line from the second, second from the first, etc. And it hangs. Plus subtract likes to work on closed curves. Your dashes are probably open. To close these select all dashes and do an Expand Stroke. finally to get around the first issue select all dashes and do a Merge Curves. Then you will be subtracting the ellipse from the single merged layer and it should work. If you need the dashes as separate layers you can do a Separate Curves at the end to get this.
  6. Sure, make something like this. Make sure either the black OR the white are in the exact place you want them. Then zoom in and move the two nodes close together. Move the one that's not in the exact position from above. Then when you zoom out you will have something like this.
  7. Can you be more explicit? What features did you lose? It looks like you have the adjustments.
  8. I'm just a user, and couldn't do anything with the actual file. You'll need to send it to an Affinity person. Sorry.
  9. If you copy the document to a local drive will it open? What is the size of the file?
  10. The Break Curve will quite simply open a node or selection of nodes. Because it has to operate on nodes it can't be used on a shape ex. rectangle, ellipse, etc. If you have an ellipse it must be converted to curves, which will result in 4 nodes. If one node is selected you will see no difference. But the curve goes from a closed curve to an open curve. If two nodes are selected you will end up with 2 curves. Either a 90 degree arc and a 270 degree arc, or two 180 degree arcs depending on the 2 nodes selected. These will be open curves that are created. If they need to be closed curves then you can select the curve and click on the Close Curve right next to the Break Curve. Of course you can add nodes anywhere they are needed and break the curve on these nodes as well as the 4 original nodes. That's really all there is to the Break Curve. I can't tell from your screen shots what you did to get the objects shown in the second and third images. I've never had it not react as expected. Maybe you can explain in more detail exactly what you are trying to do and the steps taken when it doesn't work for you. Also, which Affinity product are you working in?
  11. Old Bruce, thank you. I had not taken notice of the additional line. Even though I know gradients do add this when copied. That took care of it.
  12. I rarely us a conical gradient in a stroke, so I don't know if this is something only in 1.10.3 or not. Notice how in the 5:30 position there is an abrupt change in the color. The shape of this "change" changes by zooming. Test 1.afdesign There is nothing in the drawing but this one ellipse. The fill also has a conical gradient, but that doesn't seem to be causing the stroke's problem. Moving the stroke's gradient handles at 2:30, 6:00, 11:30, 10:00 and 9:30 do not have any effect, but the handle at 12:30 does affect this change. Actually the 2:30 handle does affect the issue if it's moved almost to the 6:00 position. I tried recreating the entire ellipse and the problem did not show up. Then I found that doing a Flip Horizontal corrected the issue. Also a Flip Vertical could reproduce the problem. And I had done a flip horizontal in the original drawing. It's apparently the flip that doesn't play well with the conical gradient on a stroke.
  13. One of the issues you are running into is that you have selected a square cap which adds 1/2 the thickness of the line to the front and end of the dash. Resulting in a minimum (0) length being a square. Change it to a butt cap and you will find your 0.005 will work correctly.
  14. Hi Sean, sorry for the delayed response. I can't reproduce the problem. It seemed to be a 1 time occurrence. Probably just a perfect storm leading to the crash. But I figured maybe the crash report might be handy in locating some problem or another. FYI I had no symbols in this document. I use separate curves frequently, many times a day on this project. I draw the edge of something like a panel. Then duplicate it and using ctrl click remove the end two segments. Then I want to apply a lighter color stroke to the top piece and a darker to the bottom. So I have to use Separate Curves to separate the layers. And for some reason once in awhile Separate Curves won't function. After I undo back to the paste and preform the paste again it seems to always work except for this crash. Thanks for your help. Mike
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