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    Molumen got a reaction from haakoo in BUG - Wrong Stroke Sizes when printing from Affinity Designer 1.7.3.481   
    Any time schedule on when this might be fixed?
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    Molumen got a reaction from Jowday in BUG - Wrong Stroke Sizes when printing from Affinity Designer 1.7.3.481   
    Affinity Designer 1.7.3.481
    Bug is reproducible (printed this document on 2 different printers with same results)
    The document was created from scratch (basically it's a new document)
    Sample document is attached. Photo of the result is attached too.
    Operating system is Windows 10 (with all latest updates at the time of writing this)
    What happens:
    - I created a new document, it's a 2-page template for a small bi-fold wallet
    - All Strokes are 2pt thick, all Dashed Strokes are 1.5pt thick
    - When I print the document from Affinity Designer, all but 2 objects are printed with a very thin line, including dashed strokes.
    The printers that I used to print this are:
    - Oki SP 111
    - HP Color LaserJet Enterprise flow M880z
    Both printers ended up with the same results
    Looks like the information about stroke thickness gets lost when Affinity Designer sends info to the printer.

    Mini bifold card holder.afdesign

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    Molumen got a reaction from Jowday in Designer 1.6 | 'Expand stroke' tool overly aggressive with rounded corners   
    Just in case someone will want to check, 1.7.3 is out, and the bug is still here.

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    Molumen reacted to debraspicher in Expand Stroke bug (not accurate)   
    Yeah there's definitely a shift in the line when making the move to expansion. I was expecting a more dramatic result like your image which is why I was confused at first. It's slight, but there's enough that it changes the weight of the line that it appears accurate, but it's not acceptable for achieving any kind of pixel-hinted look. (i.e. professional) I noticed this when working in my own designs and manipulating your file. If it were just a padding issue, would be at least workable, but the paths themselves are being misinterpreted.
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    Molumen got a reaction from debraspicher in Expand Stroke bug (not accurate)   
    Designer is indeed a great software, but it is still not suitable for pixel-perfect work
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    Molumen reacted to benwiggy in How can I open Indesign (indd and idml) Files in Publisher?   
    At the very least, importing IDML files is a must. Scribus and VivaDesigner both do this, and it's the only way to get punters to switch, if they've got legacy documents.
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    Molumen got a reaction from debraspicher in Expand Stroke bug (not accurate)   
    This bug has been reported in Designer 1.6 as far as November 3rd, 2017. Since then, nothing has changed. In this post I even compared different vector drawing software with Affinity Designer (Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw, and the opensource Inkscape). All perform way better than Designer at expanding strokes... :(
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    Molumen reacted to raglet in Expand Stroke bug (not accurate)   
    Hi @CJ Randolph, while the scale does make things a little better it is still most certainly not pixel perfect. As you can see in the attached image, which is a 640px x 640px canvas, the red expanded stroke does not line up perfectly with the black original stroke below it. There's seems to be a fundamental issue with the way the software goes about converting strokes to fills.

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    Molumen got a reaction from Jowday in Designer 1.6 | 'Expand stroke' tool overly aggressive with rounded corners   
    I went to the Mac forum and read what Mac users are saying there, and similarly to this thread, it's full of frustrated UI designers that purchased Affinity Designer, but cannot work in the app because of this major flaw. Personally, it's been 7 months now since I last opened Affinity designer to create something in it. What's the point of creating a UI in Affinity Designer, and then having to switch to some other app in order to create icons for this UI?
    For now, I decided to stick to Figma (which has flawless expanding strokes at any size, even as small as 1x1 pixel). And since Affinity doesn't seem to have a clue about when or in what software version this problem will be fixed, I probably will not be switching back to Affinity Designer any time soon...
    I have to admit that purchasing Designer 1.5.2 was, in my case, a mistake. I am however quite happy with Affinity Photo, even if it has its own set of annoying bugs though...
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    Molumen got a reaction from Jowday in Designer 1.6 | 'Expand stroke' tool overly aggressive with rounded corners   
    Here's a screenshot of Inkscape as well, and surprisingly, this open source software deals with expanding a stroke way better than Affinity Designer.

    00001.svg
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    Molumen got a reaction from raglet in Designer: Expand stroke is completely broken   
    2019 here, version 1.7 released, bug is still present.
    https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/49241-designer-16-expand-stroke-tool-overly-aggressive-with-rounded-corners/&page=2
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    Molumen got a reaction from kareldries in Designer 1.6 | 'Expand stroke' tool overly aggressive with rounded corners   
    I went to the Mac forum and read what Mac users are saying there, and similarly to this thread, it's full of frustrated UI designers that purchased Affinity Designer, but cannot work in the app because of this major flaw. Personally, it's been 7 months now since I last opened Affinity designer to create something in it. What's the point of creating a UI in Affinity Designer, and then having to switch to some other app in order to create icons for this UI?
    For now, I decided to stick to Figma (which has flawless expanding strokes at any size, even as small as 1x1 pixel). And since Affinity doesn't seem to have a clue about when or in what software version this problem will be fixed, I probably will not be switching back to Affinity Designer any time soon...
    I have to admit that purchasing Designer 1.5.2 was, in my case, a mistake. I am however quite happy with Affinity Photo, even if it has its own set of annoying bugs though...
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    Molumen got a reaction from Xavez in Designer 1.6 | 'Expand stroke' tool overly aggressive with rounded corners   
    Here's a screenshot of Inkscape as well, and surprisingly, this open source software deals with expanding a stroke way better than Affinity Designer.

    00001.svg
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    Molumen got a reaction from Friksel in Designer 1.6 | 'Expand stroke' tool overly aggressive with rounded corners   
    That is a HUGE bummer for me, as I purchased Designer mostly for creating icons and other UI elements. The Expand Stroke command in 1.5 wasn't all that bad, but in 1.6 it's just unusable (I even reported this problem during 1.6 beta testing). I will head back to CorelDraw and Illustrator for the time being, and hope for this bug to be fixed in 1.6.1...
     
    Also, I really see absolutely no logic in the way Affinity Designer generates nodes in an object created by expanding a stroke. It just seems to randomly slap them all over the place along the stroke line, and the result is a massively distorted object. Here are screenshots comparing the same icon and its expanded result in Corel Draw X8, Illustrator CC and Designer 1.6.0.89. I highlighted the nodes in Outline view, Designer's results are a real mess...
    P.S.: I also attached the original CDR, Ai and afdesign vector files so you can check for yourselves.



    00001.afdesign
    00001.ai
    00001.cdr
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    Molumen got a reaction from dr_who in Designer 1.6 | 'Expand stroke' tool overly aggressive with rounded corners   
    Hey everyone!
    Have things gone better in the latest Beta, or is the Expand stroke tool still producing weird results?
    I didn't really had the time to download and install the latest Beta in order to test it, so I thought I'd just ask here.
    I'd really like to finally move away from Adobe Illustrator for UI and icon design...
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    Molumen got a reaction from dr_who in Designer 1.6 | 'Expand stroke' tool overly aggressive with rounded corners   
    That is a HUGE bummer for me, as I purchased Designer mostly for creating icons and other UI elements. The Expand Stroke command in 1.5 wasn't all that bad, but in 1.6 it's just unusable (I even reported this problem during 1.6 beta testing). I will head back to CorelDraw and Illustrator for the time being, and hope for this bug to be fixed in 1.6.1...
     
    Also, I really see absolutely no logic in the way Affinity Designer generates nodes in an object created by expanding a stroke. It just seems to randomly slap them all over the place along the stroke line, and the result is a massively distorted object. Here are screenshots comparing the same icon and its expanded result in Corel Draw X8, Illustrator CC and Designer 1.6.0.89. I highlighted the nodes in Outline view, Designer's results are a real mess...
    P.S.: I also attached the original CDR, Ai and afdesign vector files so you can check for yourselves.



    00001.afdesign
    00001.ai
    00001.cdr
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    Molumen got a reaction from dr_who in Designer 1.6 | 'Expand stroke' tool overly aggressive with rounded corners   
    Here's a screenshot of Inkscape as well, and surprisingly, this open source software deals with expanding a stroke way better than Affinity Designer.

    00001.svg
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    Molumen got a reaction from telemax in Designer 1.6 | 'Expand stroke' tool overly aggressive with rounded corners   
    Here's a screenshot of Inkscape as well, and surprisingly, this open source software deals with expanding a stroke way better than Affinity Designer.

    00001.svg
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    Molumen got a reaction from telemax in Designer 1.6 | 'Expand stroke' tool overly aggressive with rounded corners   
    That is a HUGE bummer for me, as I purchased Designer mostly for creating icons and other UI elements. The Expand Stroke command in 1.5 wasn't all that bad, but in 1.6 it's just unusable (I even reported this problem during 1.6 beta testing). I will head back to CorelDraw and Illustrator for the time being, and hope for this bug to be fixed in 1.6.1...
     
    Also, I really see absolutely no logic in the way Affinity Designer generates nodes in an object created by expanding a stroke. It just seems to randomly slap them all over the place along the stroke line, and the result is a massively distorted object. Here are screenshots comparing the same icon and its expanded result in Corel Draw X8, Illustrator CC and Designer 1.6.0.89. I highlighted the nodes in Outline view, Designer's results are a real mess...
    P.S.: I also attached the original CDR, Ai and afdesign vector files so you can check for yourselves.



    00001.afdesign
    00001.ai
    00001.cdr
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    Molumen reacted to Mark Ingram in Affinity Designer Customer Beta - 1.6.2.94   
    Click here to download the latest beta
     
    Status: Customer Beta
    Purpose: Stability
    Requirements: A valid product key, issued when Affinity Designer was purchased.

    As this is a beta it is considered to be not suitable for production use. This means that you should not attempt to use it for commercial purposes or for any other activity that you may be adversely affected by the application failing, including the total loss of any documents. 

    We hope you enjoy the latest build, and as always, if you've got any problems, please don't hesitate to post here and we'll get back to you as soon as we can. Thanks once again for your continued feedback.

    If you have a general question about the software, please head over to the Questions Forum, or if you have any suggestions, please head over to the Feature Requests forum.

    Fixes
    Updated social media references
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    Molumen got a reaction from kareldries in Designer 1.6 | 'Expand stroke' tool overly aggressive with rounded corners   
    That is a HUGE bummer for me, as I purchased Designer mostly for creating icons and other UI elements. The Expand Stroke command in 1.5 wasn't all that bad, but in 1.6 it's just unusable (I even reported this problem during 1.6 beta testing). I will head back to CorelDraw and Illustrator for the time being, and hope for this bug to be fixed in 1.6.1...
     
    Also, I really see absolutely no logic in the way Affinity Designer generates nodes in an object created by expanding a stroke. It just seems to randomly slap them all over the place along the stroke line, and the result is a massively distorted object. Here are screenshots comparing the same icon and its expanded result in Corel Draw X8, Illustrator CC and Designer 1.6.0.89. I highlighted the nodes in Outline view, Designer's results are a real mess...
    P.S.: I also attached the original CDR, Ai and afdesign vector files so you can check for yourselves.



    00001.afdesign
    00001.ai
    00001.cdr
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    Molumen got a reaction from kareldries in Designer 1.6 | 'Expand stroke' tool overly aggressive with rounded corners   
    Here's a screenshot of Inkscape as well, and surprisingly, this open source software deals with expanding a stroke way better than Affinity Designer.

    00001.svg
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    Molumen reacted to fernandolins86 in Designer 1.6 | 'Expand stroke' tool overly aggressive with rounded corners   
    This is an issue for me too, just when the pixel grid offset bug got solved, this comes up... The work-around of expanding the object in a larger size doesn't seem to solve the issue @Molumen showcased, where the strokes become this weird blobs instead of rounded rectangles.
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    Molumen reacted to Duskolo in Designer 1.6 | 'Expand stroke' tool overly aggressive with rounded corners   
    I encountered the same problem only after updating to version 1.6
    In 1.5.x I had no issues with expanding strokes.
     
    It's really painful as I also rely on icon-design and therefore often need this tool. 
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    Molumen got a reaction from AviTambijaku in Designer 1.6 | 'Expand stroke' tool overly aggressive with rounded corners   
    That is a HUGE bummer for me, as I purchased Designer mostly for creating icons and other UI elements. The Expand Stroke command in 1.5 wasn't all that bad, but in 1.6 it's just unusable (I even reported this problem during 1.6 beta testing). I will head back to CorelDraw and Illustrator for the time being, and hope for this bug to be fixed in 1.6.1...
     
    Also, I really see absolutely no logic in the way Affinity Designer generates nodes in an object created by expanding a stroke. It just seems to randomly slap them all over the place along the stroke line, and the result is a massively distorted object. Here are screenshots comparing the same icon and its expanded result in Corel Draw X8, Illustrator CC and Designer 1.6.0.89. I highlighted the nodes in Outline view, Designer's results are a real mess...
    P.S.: I also attached the original CDR, Ai and afdesign vector files so you can check for yourselves.



    00001.afdesign
    00001.ai
    00001.cdr
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