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  1. If I create a Designer document at 60 x 60 mm width/height @ 300 dpi (in document settings) and export a PDF, the PDF document size is reported as 60 x 60 mm. Dandy. If I create a Designer document at 60 x 60 mm width/height @ 72 dpi and export a PDF, the PDF document size is reported as 60.3 x 60.3 mm. Not so dandy. also note: even if the Designer-exported PDF reports as 60 x 60 mm, if that PDF is opened with Illustrator it results in a 60.029 x 60.029 mm artboard. There's something fishy with the underlying maths here...
  2. I'd love to switch but every time I try and do something in Affinity I end up tearing my hair out. I could write a few pages with reasons why. I'm sticking with it and hoping one day I can use the apps for my professional work. The suite of apps is fantastic value and I want to support software that is perpetual-licence and a company that doesn't treat customers like s**t, but the reliability, UI and feature set is still a way off being usable for me. Regardless of what I think about the apps, I have a commercial need to provide files in various Adobe formats, and at the very least I need bett
  3. Many Thanks! - I found it was exactly the same process on my system. I just "closed" the "Brother Control Centre 4" software from the system tray and the installation worked after that (installing Designer 1.9.2 on Win 7 Pro). The "restart" option probably wouldn't help in this case as this app is set to automatically load on boot-up, not that I tested it. It's probably worth closing any auto-start utilities before installation.
  4. A parametric arc is useful, as opposed to some method that results in a standard curve - I have a use for it right now, where I want to be able to adjust the start and end points but use a stroke on an unfilled arc. I'll be changing the start/end angles frequently. The code for the "pie" object can do the job - although I'm guessing it ends up with some doubled-up geometry - you can set the "hole radius" to 100% then set start/end angles to create a parametric, unfilled arc. I imagine peeps won't find this obvious, so the code could be repurposed to a specific arc tool.
  5. I don't have the pixel snapping enabled, just snap to grid and guides. The artboard can't be snapping to anything else. It certainly looks as though it's snapping to the visible grid intersections when I create the artboard. I'm currently finishing off the job after a work-around (just making a load of separate documents and adjusting the document sizes) but I'd like to see if anyone else can reproduce this - i.e. setup a document with a coarse grid to make it easy, add an object that snaps to grid points, create an artboard by snapping to grid intersections around that object and see if the t
  6. They should definitely rename them and make it obvious to the user that they're not vector, it's very misleading. I don't see the use for them at all; I think they should be removed from the application entirely or perhaps only be employed in Photo where you might expect raster painting on an editable path. The least they should do is develop some simple calligraphic-style vector brushes; those things have been in vector apps for decades. Obviously it would be nice to have Illustrator-style brushes too, although this isn't a big deal for me..
  7. I've just come across this today, with exported EPS files opening in Illustrator at the "last Illustrator document size" rather than the EPS size. Those same EPS files will rasterise in Photoshop at their exported aspect ratio, and at their correct size if the dpi setting for import is set to match. They also "place" at their correct size in InDesign. Since there's no "AI export" that only leaves PDF as an option for interchange, but that has it's own issues. There must be some sort of setting that can be written to an EPS that will prompt illustrator to open it as a document at the intende
  8. I don't know if this is related, but I'm getting precision errors when making an artboard from an existing document. I have an A4 document with a bunch of logos on it. These are all drawn to a millimetre grid, so vertices snap to the grid, object centre points/pivot points snap to the grid etc. I then want to isolate a single logo on it's own artboard so I draw an artboard with snapping enabled, carefully making sure it is exactly placed on the grid. The resultant artboard is the expected width/height dimensions, and inherits the millimetre grid system, but the objects contained within are n
  9. +1. Converting inch-marks to quotation marks automatically is a massive timesaver, and something even cheesy word processors and presentation apps will do for you.
  10. Hi folks. I'm finding that when I export my Designer graphics to JPEG, the colour values are different from those reported in the application. I've made up some test rectangles and assigning a mix of Pantone, CMYK and RGB colours and have exported to both CMYK and RGB JPEG images, with and without embedded colours profiles. The resultant images thus far have always resulted in slight changes to those colour values. The translations from one colour model to another (e.g. Pantone->CMYK, Pantone->RGB etc.) also differ from the translations Designer suggests in the interface (i.e. the value
  11. I can certainly do multiple marquee selections on a single layer, so I don't know why that's not working for you; and as stated, can do so across layers as long as there are at least two objects already selected that are on different layers. I'm almost certain that this issue has only cropped up with the latest 1.9 release - the habit of making additive marquee selections is so ingrained I would have noticed immediately if it wasn't possible; I can't imagine working without being able to add to an existing selection by this method. I'm just trying to ascertain whether this is a software b
  12. I've edited the original post to specify Designer, vector objects, layers as per your description. As mentioned, the "edit all layers" switch being "ON" doesn't help. It's looking to me like a bug rather than a mistake, because you can select objects from different layers if you simply SHIFT-CLICK multiple objects across layers. What really makes it seem like a bug is that if you have just two objects selected from two different layers, then you can SHIFT-MARQUEE-SELECT anything you want, from any layers (including layers that weren't any any way part of the original selection set). So the on
  13. Doh! Yes - exactly that, I forgot I was in a general forum thread! It's just vector object selection.
  14. Affinity Designer - vector object marquee selections across layers I hadn't noticed this before tonight, but I'm unable to use a series of marquee selections to add to my selection set (by using SHIFT) if subsequent groups are on different layers. The weird thing is that I can add objects from any layer to my selection set if I use simple SHIFT-Click additions (i.e. SHIFT-Clicking objects adds them to the selection set, regardless of what layer they're on, SHIFT-click-drag-release only adds objects to the selection set if they're on the same layer). The other super weird thing is - if I u
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