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  1. There is a new Beta available for customers here: https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/30024-affinity-designer-customer-beta-15141/ Not sure how you ended up with the same file, but try a direct download - works for me. And I think your bug re: Bevel / Emboss is fixed. At least it does what I expect it to do.
  2. I uninstalled and reinstalled AD on my desktop - there was no improvement to performance. I have installed AD on my laptop and it is noticeably smoother despite having significantly lower specs... i3 3110M @ 2.4GHz 12 GB RAM Intel HD 4000 onboard graphics Win10 x64 Yes it is a different OS, but the CPU is slower, there is less RAM and the GPU is pathetic! I am stumped as to what to do. At present AD is unusable for me, and I've run out of ideas of what to try. What can I do to help diagnose the problem? Help please! PS - I notice a similar thread has emerged here... https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/26959-huge-performance-issues/albeit on a Mac.
  3. Hi Chris, I am glad that you confirm my hunch that "something is not right"! The video really isn't exaggerating! I can take further video and upload uncompressed, but I don't think it would help with the diagnosis would it? I have tried all three settings under performance: Default (nvidia 660Ti), nvidia 660Ti, and WARP. The video was taken with nvidia 66Ti selected. To be honest the performance doesn't degrade a great deal if I use WARP! I did a clean install of Win7 the day before purchasing Affinity Designer so the system as a whole is running very smoothly. Win7 installed nvidia drivers on first run (v372.x from memory) I have since installed updated drivers twice (new drivers were launched yesterday - v397.6) None of this improved performance. I'll try reinstalling Designer, but would welcome other ideas.
  4. What sort of speed should I expect from Affinity Designer? I am used to running Xara Designer Pro 9, which zips along, rarely lagging. Affinity Designer is nowhere near this smooth. See this video for a demonstration of performing similar actions in each application. Notice in AD the zoom takes 4 or 5 seconds to render, where it is instant in Xara. Also while typing the text takes a second or more to render in AD while it keeps up with the cursor in Xara. I understand that the two programs use different methods, but with AD acting this choppily it is almost unusable - even to move a few basic vectors around the screen is painful! I can't work out where the bottle neck lies. I have watched the GPU and CPU graphs both in Windows task manager and using MSI After Burner. I can't get CPU usage of more than 50% nor GPU usage grater than 45% despite the program hanging for seconds at a time as the display struggles to update. My system specs are in my signature. This is by no means a cutting edge machine, but generally handles what I throw at it quite nicely. Judging by the tutorial video I've watched this performance is not normal?! What should I try to remedy the situation?
  5. Don't think we have snapping of curve handles yet do we?
  6. Especially with the stroke width slider I would like to constrain the selection to whole numbers, or predefined common values. I guess I am used to Xara where it is a drop-down offering None, 0.25, 0.5, 1, 2, 4 etc. At present I drag and end up with a value like 1.3 which I then have to modify by hand (typing). Perhaps constraining to whole numbers if pressing Shift while dragging? Or do it the opposite way around (like the Zoom slider in Navigator Panel) where there are fixed stops that the slider snaps to, but holding Alt disables the snapping?
  7. Yep I am seeing this too when the layers panel is detached (right click, context menu appears and immediately vanishes again).
  8. Agreed about Symbol management. The Assets panel has some of the features you mention... reordering and subsections / groups. A work around for Duplication: Detach an instance of the symbol, and then Create a new symbol. Also, when deleting a symbol it would be nice to get the choice of Detach all instances, or Delete all instances. The UI could even tell you how many instances are currently in use. Plus you can only delete one symbol at a time! I just wanted to remove half a dozen symbols (from my experiments) and it was very tedious!
  9. Agree that Soloing could be improved. Alt clicking is somewhat obscure (no button, menu entry, tooltip, context menu) and it doesn't allow for soloing more than one object at a time (instead you'd have to group / add to a single layer the items you want to solo - which could destroy any organisation that you'd already implimented).
  10. When I rename a symbol in the Symbol panel, the new name does not propagate to instances of the symbol already on the page. Also, could renaming and deleting be brought inline with other conventions within Designer... Click the name in the Symbols panel to rename Rename inline rather than a modal box Select in Symbols panel and hit Delete key to delete Thanks for your consideration.
  11. I have been struggling with the various incarnations of this bug today. Have had several crashes ("Affinity Designer has stopped working") and on one occasion dozens of copies of a nested symbol appeared completely filling the maximized layers panel! Hope that symbols get a little love in a forthcoming update.
  12. It would be really handy to limit forum browsing / searches by platform (Mac or Windows) and program (Designer or Photo). The present setup is rather inconsistent... The beta section is 4 forums, one for each program by platform. The bugs section has a subforum for each platform but nothing for program. Q&A, Feature Requests, Tutorials etc are not split by platform or program.
  13. OK more information... Same tablet (Wacome Graphire) Same driver (pro620-5w) Different OS (Win10) And... Pressure sensitivity works in AD! Will try same setup on a 2nd Windows 7 machine at some point.
  14. I too assumed it was a test box, but looking at this thread it seems to be for raster brushes... https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/29696-image-brush-affinity-designer/ About to test same tablet on another machine, this time running Win10, will report back later.
  15. Hi Onur, good idea but... I uninstalled the Wacom driver, and replugged the Graphire to a different USB port. Although Windows reports successful install of USB Input Device drivers, the pen doesn't work on the tablet... ie the pointer doesn't move, no clicks are registered. Reinstalled original drivers and back to the original situation. I also tried using FixMyPen ( http://viziblr.com/news/2011/8/13/fix-my-pen-makes-your-wacom-tablet-just-work-on-windows-7.html) to remove some of the Windows annoyances to see if that would help. The annoyances are gone, but no pressure detection in AD still.
  16. I am having the same issue with a slightly older model of Wacom (Graphire v1). See my post with video demonstration at https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/29646-bug-no-pressure-in-affinity-designer-with-wacom-graphire-inc-video-demonstration/ Have just tried Onur's suggestions above. No change. Still not getting pressure sensitivity in Affinity Designer :(
  17. Pressure sensitivity is not working for me in Affinity Designer. It is working in other apps (tablet properties and Xara Designer demonstrated). Clean install of Windows 7 x64 Affinity Designer 1.5.36 Retail Wacom Graphire ET-0405-U USB Driver pro620-w5 (the last official driver to support the original Graphire tablet). "Pressure" is selected both within the brush and as the controller on the context toolbar
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