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    jackamus got a reaction from A_B_C in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.3.5.7)   
    I haven't yet downloaded the latest Beta as it has nothing to offer me in the kind of work I do.
     
    Just a little tiny nudge to the Developer's office.
    It really would be very useful not to have to move a guide line in order to select a line that lies directly on it. The Guide need to stay where I put it otherwise it will not be a guide line!
     
    Is drawing to scale still on the cards for the future?
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    jackamus got a reaction from vonBusing in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.3.5.7)   
    I haven't yet downloaded the latest Beta as it has nothing to offer me in the kind of work I do.
     
    Just a little tiny nudge to the Developer's office.
    It really would be very useful not to have to move a guide line in order to select a line that lies directly on it. The Guide need to stay where I put it otherwise it will not be a guide line!
     
    Is drawing to scale still on the cards for the future?
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    jackamus got a reaction from ronnyb in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.3.5.7)   
    I haven't yet downloaded the latest Beta as it has nothing to offer me in the kind of work I do.
     
    Just a little tiny nudge to the Developer's office.
    It really would be very useful not to have to move a guide line in order to select a line that lies directly on it. The Guide need to stay where I put it otherwise it will not be a guide line!
     
    Is drawing to scale still on the cards for the future?
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    jackamus got a reaction from A_B_C in Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.3.5.7)   
    I wasn't having a problem with the movable rotation centre in fact it made a huge difference to the way I could 'animate' some mechanisms.
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    jackamus got a reaction from ronnyb in Add and Divide shapes   
    Hi MEB,
    OK I will suggest it for the wish list.
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    jackamus got a reaction from Brian D in Boolean operations   
    It would be useful to have non-destructive Boolean operations as the default and with an extra key (alt) for selecting destructive operations. If a mistake is made and destructive is used then there is no going back to the original shapes. Alternatively an 'Undo' option for the destructive option would solve that problem.
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    jackamus got a reaction from A_B_C in New Beta download   
    Hi Alex,
    Thanks. I'll have another go.
    BTW Have you ever met anyone, who uses a computer every day, be so computer illiterate?
    I take comfort from knowing that I can drive a car and know how it works but I wouldn't know how to fix or adjust it!
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    jackamus got a reaction from BarendaVowl in New Beta download   
    How do I export my existing settings before downloading and then how to add them to the new Beta?
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    jackamus reacted to mazarin in Merge / join nodes   
    Well, I'm discussing the exact same drawing situation here: https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/11291-how-to-combine-objects-or-connect-separated-lines-on-ad/.
     
    This is more a workaround than a real world way to draw. This slows down object creation a lot.
     
    The solution I could see on the other topic is more of a workaround than a real world way to draw. This slows down object creation a lot.   Bro. It's my personal opinion, but together with the actual "raw snapping options" this should be addressed ASAP. Graphic designers or people who do a bit more technical illustrations are significantly tied when drawing in AD right now.
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    jackamus got a reaction from A_B_C in New Beta download   
    Hi Alex,
    It's amazing really, I feel I can do some really great illustrations with AD but when it comes to geeky things I'm not very good.
     
    I have just realised that I also have the Apple shop AD and that will have the same settings as I had in the Beta version. However I will not tempt fate unnecessarily and have another attempt as I already have re-created the lost styles.
     
    I will make sure I keep your instructions for next time. Thanks.
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    jackamus got a reaction from A_B_C in Saving settings for Beta updates   
    It seems that personalised settings can be saved into new Beta updates except the work-space!
     
    May I suggest that saving a work-space would be a great help. Its very tedious having to rearrange all the pallets etc especially when using two monitors.
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    jackamus got a reaction from anon1 in Saving settings for Beta updates   
    It seems that personalised settings can be saved into new Beta updates except the work-space!
     
    May I suggest that saving a work-space would be a great help. Its very tedious having to rearrange all the pallets etc especially when using two monitors.
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    jackamus got a reaction from Signguy in An option to hide handles and bounds of objects?   
    Has anyone suggested that it would be a good idea to have an object's bounding box handles to always be in view when being moved? It would make it easier to line up objects with guides and construction lines. Currently they disappear when moved.
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    jackamus reacted to ronnyb in Compression profiles   
    That's clever... 
     
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    jackamus reacted to Gear maker in Compression profiles   
    Ooh that could be really handy.  I never thought of having the program do that before I've always just tried to calculate it or eyeball it.  Great idea!
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    jackamus got a reaction from A_B_C in Compression profiles   
    Speaking as a technical illustrator I have two requests which are related.
     
    1 A feature that allows a 'Compression profile', similar to 'Pressure profiles' that can be applied to a series of objects. See attached file. The Compression profile was used to change A into B. Great for drawing tyres!
    I believe that a similar feature was used in Draw Plus but it was difficult to control.
     
    2 A feature that allows all 8 bounding box handles to be independently moved for distortion purposes.
     
    These two features used together would be great for creating realistic perspectives. eg When drawing a railway line or fence the Compression profile would be used to create the progressive foreshortening and using feature 2 to create the perspective effect.
    Compression profile.afdesign
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    jackamus got a reaction from MattP in Opening file   
    Thanks Matt that did the trick!
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    jackamus got a reaction from ronnyb in BNoolean operation   
    I would vote for a dedicated Boolean tool. Shortcuts are a great help but the more there are the more we have to remember. I use a cheat sheet to remind me of what does what.
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    jackamus got a reaction from A_B_C in BNoolean operation   
    I would vote for a dedicated Boolean tool. Shortcuts are a great help but the more there are the more we have to remember. I use a cheat sheet to remind me of what does what.
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    jackamus got a reaction from anon1 in Selecting Studio tabs   
    I'll go along with that suggestion.
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    jackamus reacted to peter in Shape examples - getting the most out of our dynamic shape tools   
    Some more cogs...

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    jackamus reacted to anon1 in Selecting Studio tabs   
    I totally agree!
     
    But there's no need for a close button.
    A simple click elsewhere could make the drop down disappear.
     
    It really is awefull and definitely not worth copying from Adobe ....
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    jackamus got a reaction from anon1 in Selecting Studio tabs   
    I haven't had to do this for some time since I set up my AD working space a good while ago. However now I have downloaded AD Beta I'm reminded again of this which is a bit of a nuisance. It would be useful when selecting View>Studio not to have have the whole menu disappear each time you select or deselect a tab. Could we not have a 'Close' button once all the selections have been made?
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    jackamus got a reaction from Gear maker in AD Grid   
    Since finding out how to use the 'Up axis' it has occurred to me that, since the grid is not in perspective, that it would be useful to be able to lock all three axes together at a chosen centre point.
    By this I mean that once you have decided on the units for all three axes there ought to be a point where they coinncide.
     
    This will mean being able to move the grid which currently you can't.
     
    See attached file for an explanation. 'O' marks the centre of the grid. This will aid accurate measuring of an object. The object on the grid measures 4 x 2 x 3 units.
     
    If the grid units were based on the correct ellipse for each axis then all the units would be accurate relative to each other. If anyone wants know how to do that then just ask me.
     
    If anyone thinks this is a good idea I'll add it to the wish list
     
    Grid centre.afdesign
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    jackamus got a reaction from MattP in AD Beta version   
    Right I now have no excuse not try out the Beta version.
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