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  1. simonlayfield

    Lag when moving layer

    @GabrielM Apologies for the terrible delay in responding! You're right, I do - thanks for the tip! (Non) issue resolved for me.
  2. I've also been having some serious issues with performance lately, the beach ball of death regularly appears when even just moving objects on an Artboard. I assume in the below instance it's because I'm using a halftone vector which is somewhat complex, but interestingly it's not when I move the halftone pattern itself - it's when I move a simple path (?) Any advice on how to remedy this would be much appreciated! affinity-designer-performance-issue.mp4
  3. simonlayfield

    Designer 1.7 fast & Responsive 1.7.1 sluggish

    Just chiming in to say I've found 1.7.2 noticeably slower when dealing with even just a handful of Artboards, and there's just a general sluggish lag when moving objects or the view which just slows the process down enough for it to feel a tad uneasy. The occasional closing/reopening of the app improves things, I find (for a while, at least).
  4. @dominik Oh, thanks - yeah this is practically what I meant. As you say, it's just not quite as useful given that you lose the context of it's scale/positioning with other layers. Thanks all the same! This is better than nothing, for sure.
  5. Hey team, I can't find a way to do this but thought it might be something you'd consider as being useful. Currently if an object is nested inside a shape in the Layers panel, there's no way to actually toggle visibility of the contents masked by the shape (perhaps even opacity?). In my case, I would have found this useful a handful of times on each project just to get visibility of the contents being masked (particularly if this is an image/photo). The only way I'm aware of to do this is to physically drag all of the contents within a shape out of the shape and then back again. Happy to be overruled on whether it's worth this being a feature - I just thought it was something worth mentioning because, as I say, it would have been useful to have a slightly less 'action heavy' method of checking the contents of a shape on the Artboard. Thanks!
  6. Noticed this has also been posted here, in case it's addressed there any sooner.
  7. Also posted here in case one is addressed sooner than the other
  8. Yep I've noticed this a few times when nudging objects in to position. +1 for this.
  9. I'd be keen to know if there's any plan for this experience to be enhanced. I can't quite work out from this thread if it's a bug or if this is expected, but if you need to retroactively find the name of a brush used on a path it's basically...well, it's a serious challenge. Here's that experience in a video: https://www.loom.com/share/febf4dfd5e0d478e8309cdb4351b5cba Am I missing something? Is there a way of knowing which brush was used on a path either by name, or by seeing it selected in the panel (which isn't ideal if you have to rummage through a large number of brushes to find the one that's selected but hey ho - better than nothing).
  10. I'm struggling with this issue as well and it's probably the biggest speed bump I've hit with Affinity Designer since day one, given that I can't export commissioned print work to the required spec. I could write a longer post airing my frustration, but I don't want to clog up the forum with extraneous ranting. @Sean P Is there any way of knowing when a fix is likely to be implemented and released?
  11. simonlayfield

    Bleed Hidden

    @Lee D Are you able to confirm whether this bug is affecting bleed when exporting a PDF? I can't for the life of me get the bleed area to show to when exporting from Affinity Designer, and I'm sure it was working before. Include bleed + crop marks selected on export, but PDF shows artwork clipped to Artboard and crop marks aligned to the edge of the artwork, Affinity Designer 1.7.1, MacOS (App Store) Thanks.
  12. I'm getting this behaviour too. This can't be as expected, right? What if the bleed area is made up of multiple layers/objects? Do they all need dragging out of their natural placement in the layer/artboard stack? I'm able to see the bleed 'guideline', but View > Clip to Canvas is checked and greyed out so can't toggle that to see the actual bleed content. Exporting whole document as PDF with Include bleed and Crop marks selected results in a PDF with Artboard artwork (bleed not included), and crop marks aligned to the outside of the artwork
  13. Thanks a million for uploading this - extremely useful, and saved me digging around on each platform for the specs.
  14. Hi team, I decided to check whether this feature has been requested but I couldn't find anything similar on the forums so apologies if I'm doubling up here. I was creating some artwork today that could have really used partially rounded stroke caps. Currently there's the option to have fully rounded or fully square caps (and butt cap, which is also a square cap) but no option for a variant of the two. I've attached a screenshot illustrating the difference if that's not clear (affinity-stroke-cap-variant.png). Also, an added feature could be the angle of the stroke cap - this would make it a powerful addition to shapes or paths whose angles or ends need to be something other than a flat, squared off (or rounded) end. Let's call this 'Stroke Cap Angle'? I've kind of mocked it up in the attachments to illustrate the resulting effect. I haven't thought this through thoroughly but it was a feature I felt would be very useful, avoiding the need to expand strokes which allows you to round the corners of an expanded path but you lose the benefit of it being a stroke.
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    Replace Symbol functionality

    Yeah sorry this is what I meant when I said it's possible to replace all by replacing symbol contents. But, say, if you only want to replace some (not all) of them, then it's fiddly work. In my case, I want to try different colourways for designs, with multiple artboards containing multiple instances of that design. Once I have a full set of boards in one colourway then I want to duplicate those artboards and change the colours of the design (Symbol). But I can't do this without detaching the Symbols, recreating a new Symbol and repositioning it in each place on the new Artboards. If I was able to replace a Symbol with another, then I could keep the new Artboard symbols positioned as is, duplicate the original Symbol as a new one and then (drag and replace?) the new Symbol to replace them individually (or even better select in Layers panel, right click, Replace Symbol). Does that make sense?
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