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  1. Lovely, thanks Sean. Switching to UK has fixed it.
  2. On my copy of 1.7.0.188 - in English - (on Windows 10) I see the attached menu structure. Note also that searching for "construction" gives no result and the initial Help screen shows the version as 1.6.0.
  3. Ah. Having such a small limit is a bit of a shame. Because of that they're not much good for what I was trying to do with them but it sounds like I was using them for the wrong reasons. I didn't realise they weren't saved either, so maybe it's good that I found this out before I tried to rely on them. (As per another post, I think things like this need to be documented for beta testers so they know whether they're looking at a feature or a bug. It would save a lot of time and effort checking and reporting things that are already known but not divulged.) Oh well, I'll just have to use something else. Cheers.
  4. Windows 10 Home (1803), Designer 1.7.0.188. I have created multiple artboards in the same document and added some construction items. When I add more than ten construction items of any type, one item of the same type goes missing from the same - or another - artboard. See attached GIF for a working example where you can watch them disappear. I'm guessing that this isn't a deliberate design decision as it really limits the functionality.
  5. Wow, thanks for posting that @Mithferion Now that I see it in action I can start to see the possibilities and understand why people are asking for a similar thing in Designer.
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    My very first work with Affinity Design.

    A nice flyer and an interesting product. If you are planning to use this flyer - or some variant of it - in the future I would suggest that you have it reviewed by a native English-speaker as some of the language used doesn't sound quite right. That's not a criticism, just a tip for future textual communications.
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    How to cheat at conserving an old painting!

    Very nice work, especially considering what you had to work with at the start. Nicely shows the power of Affinity Photo when put in the right hands.
  8. Thanks @Sean P That's fine. If it it what it is then that's that. It might be worth mentioning this in the Help documentation somewhere when it comes to release, just to let people know it's not a bug. (It's a teeny-weeny bit of a shame as it would make isometric roads a lot easier to draw but that's not exactly a major use of the software, and there are workarounds.)
  9. Welcome to the forum. It looks like the text has come through just fine to me (unless I'm not seeing what the problem is). All you need to do is change your text size/formatting and/or baseline grid and/or leading, as appropriate, via one of the tools/studios (see Help for instructions). Publisher will normally try and use the last-used in-app text formatting for new text frames - or artistic text - so sometimes new text gets automatically formatted in a way you don't want. Publisher will not copy the formatting from your source document. You need to change the formatting as you need it but using Text Styles helps to mitigate this process by letting you apply formatting quickly.
  10. Yeah, I don't see this as a high priority thing at all, especially considering the other issues with the dashed stroke function, so I'll just report it and let it bubble up the priority tank as nature sees fit. (I only spotted it as part of some experimentation so I don't actually need it yet anyway.)
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    One of my first works (isometry)

    I was reminded late last night of something I tried - and abandoned - a few years ago. It was the start of an idea for a keyboard short-cut map poster for an application I was using at the time. The idea was based on the concept of a town where the roads were the connections between the functions. For example, at the near-top-right of the attached image I had the keyboard short-cuts written on buildings with a sign in front of each saying which modifier keys were to be used and a 'statue' at the end of the road to indicate the area of functionality (in this case, file functions, therefore the filing cabinet). The more-central example was similar but with 'signposts' for the functions. I'm not sure what the bottom-left idea was about. The whole thing was done in Inkscape and, probably - if I remember correctly - using the SSR method as mentioned above (but I think the tiny cars were clipart). Don't know why I didn't finish it but it was more of an experiment than anything else. Thought I'd post it here in case it gave anyone any ideas.
  12. WIndows 10 Home (1803), Designer 1.7.0.188. A cog shape, when rotated doesn't seem to be rotated/skewed/sheared (or whatever) properly when fitted to an Isometric plane. See attached image where the top-left example is a non-rotated cog over a same sized square and the bottom-left example is a rotated cog over a same sized square. The examples on the right are the examples on the left after fitting to a Top Isometric plane. Notice that the bottom-right cog is the wrong shape. I think you can guess what the exact workflow to reproduce is but I have attached the afdesign file. Try duplicating the two left-hand-bottom shapes and placing them on the Top Isometric plane. If you have both shapes selected together they are placed correctly, but if you try and place them separately the cog comes out wrong; the attached GIF also shows the problem.
  13. WIndows 10 Home (1803), Designer 1.7.0.188. I've just noticed that a thick dashed stroke doesn't seem to be rotated/skewed/sheared (or whatever) properly when fitted to an Isometric plane. See attached image where the versions are - from left to right - fitted to Top, Side, and Front (afdesign document also attached). Notice the shapes of the ends of the dashes; they don't fit with the rectangle. Workflow to reproduce: * New document; * Create black rectangle; * Create thick dashed line, with a butt or square cap (so it's easier to see); * Put dashed line within the rectangle layer; * Open Isometric studio (and create grid if necessary); * Select the Top plane; * Press "Fit to plane". dotted stroke on isometric plane.afdesign
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    One of my first works (isometry)

    Welcome to the forum. Nicely done. Bright and colourful with some nice detail (I wonder what's peering out of that crate). I'm not an expert on isometric drawing but I have a few initial comments: * The left-hand side and top of the window are confusing. If the window is inset into the wall then we shouldn't be able to see the left and top of the window (they should be 'inside' the wall). * I would say that you need to think about your shadows a bit more. For example, the table and crate look like they're floating. Also, the pencils shadow - on the table - looks the wrong way round. The shadows of the boards on the far wall look strange too. * The 'smile' on the board resting against the wall seems to be at the wrong angle. * The 'paints case' seems to be missing a leg (or two). These are all minor issues though and they don't mean that your drawing is "wrong", it's just that these things caught my eye early on. It will be interesting to see how the next version looks if you make one.
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