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AndiR

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  1. Thank you, gdenby, for taking the time to try and find me a workaround. Just before I read your reply I received an answer on another site. I used CloudConvert https://cloudconvert.com/svg-to-dxfand it seems to have worked fine - quick and easy!
  2. I've been using AD to draw quilting designs which will be sent to a robotic quilting machine. In order to work with the robot, the files need to be in DXF format. I know we can't export as DXF, but is there some way I can convert a file to that format? I tried saving as SVG and then using Inkscape to convert, but I really don't know enough about Inkscape to be sure I have the settings correct. You can see the difference of what I exported from AD as a SVG, and how Inkscape exported it to a DXF - they don't even look close! Any suggestions would be most welcome.
  3. Thanks, all. I still have the problem on my original curves. However, when I re-drew them (I created a circle, converted it to curves, then split it), it didn't seem to happen. I'm thinking somehow I got an extra node in the first version (even though I created it the same way). Alfred, unfortunately deleting the extra node didn't work as it changed the shape of the curve, which I was trying to avoid. Andi
  4. I'm hoping someone can help me figure out what I'm doing wrong when trying to join curves. 1. I have two separate curves 2. I have snapped them together 3. I've selected both curves with the node tool and clicked "Join Curves" 4. But if I click on that center node and drag it, it's still actually two nodes. I'm trying to make it one node. Any ideas??
  5. Is there a way in AD to move my 0,0 point on the rulers to a specific point in my document? (I want 0,0 to snap to one of the nodes of my design, not be at the top left corner of the workspace). Andi
  6. Got it! I must have typed something wrong yesterday as it didn't seem to work, but now it does!! But there is no option to save as a BMP. If I save in another format I can't use it as a fill. Sorry to be so full of questions, but if I can get this to work it will help me immensely and I won't have to revert to using AI ;)
  7. So that worked okay although it's a bit awkward. I had to add 8+ in front of the current value in the Transform panel to go to the right or bottom. Then had to add -8+ if I were going up or to the left. Once I have my tile, how can I save it in AD as a bitmap to use as a fill? Thanks for your help, Alfred! Andi
  8. Thanks, Alfred, that worked well to fill the shape! But what I REALLY want to be able to do in Affinity is create the seamless tile. I only have a trial version of Illustrator, and I MUCH prefer working in Affinity :). Is there some way to easily do the seamless tile other than manually measuring and moving each and every motif? Andi
  9. I'm trying to make repeating patterns or tiles but do not know how to do it in Affinity. In Illustrator I set up a square artboard (say 8"), place a motif, and then I can double-click the selection arrow. A pop up allows me to make a copy of the motif and place it precisely 8" to the right or above or below. Once I have all my motifs placed, I make a square (no fill, no stroke), place it at the back of the layers, and select all. Drag these into my swatches and I have a new pattern that seamlessly fills any size object I create. (See sample tile) Is there a way to do something similar in Affinity? Thanks, Andi
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