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flobnoit

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  1. Aren't they though? Thanks, yes! I had discovered the increasing decimal places option once upon a time. And glad you're making use of the recently implemented Select Same feature! I've not had a project yet where I can leverage it - but soon! As a heads-up while you port over your artwork (if you haven't discovered it, or simply have better work practices than my colleagues who use Illustrator), I've found that Designer doesn't like to import anything from an .ai file that wasn't on the .ai's artboard. The only thing I did not see you mention (and it may not be useful in your workflow while importing/updating your old art files) is the Outline View Mode, (in the software-defaults menu bar) which will toggle the rendering of your file to a line-art mode. My experience is it ignores groups while active, so grabbing and moving things can get a bit hazardous if they are grouped (even grouped expanded text can easily be torn apart this way), but it does allow for quick toggling to make sure a cut line is where it ought to be. Also, maybe an unsafe (or rather, inconvenient) habit, but when I'm doing only a vector-cut method (eg. for heat-press vinyl) I actually use 0.2 pt stroke for the sake of visibility, and set my Epilog DPI to only 200 or 300. I've found I only need to use such small stroke values if I'm doing a 600 dpi raster + cut (eg. laserable leatherette). In my experience, Epilog driver doesn't notice the document DPI as reported by Designer, only what DPI you set in its configuration for that job, and calculates Stroke weight as etch or cut based on that. Final observation: strokes MUST be set "Align to Center of Stroke" to vector- inside or outside just do not register no matter their indicated stroke weight.
  2. The previous thread I'd upvoted this idea on seems to have fallen into the "old posts" category, so I'll upvote here again!
  3. Jan3ll3, Glad my post helped! Yes, I have an Epilog Helix (renamed to Legend) series device for etching/cutting I had not actually considered the Print Profile mechanism as a way to preserve my print settings within the Designer dialog - Thanks much I'll give that a go! Also, there are a couple of threads in the suggestions here asking for a hairline stroke-weight option (in my laser system: such an option would simplify sending a cut instruction to the laser instead of a raster etch). I'm not aware that Affinity has ruled it out as a request; but if you think that it'd be useful in your workflow mayhaps you'd like to upvote the idea. Here's an active request thread
  4. Curious if it'd be possible to add a checkbox somewhere I could use to set the default print format to something other than "Automatic." My printer is a laser device that's always oriented as a portrait; and some times when I change the settings in my print driver for that device the Designer print dialog likes to reset to "Automatic". If I don't notice and print this way, the whole thing creates a mess on the laser itself. If I could set a switch to have the default be Landscape (so I don't have to worry) I'd be ecstatic. If I overlooked such switch or mechanism somewhere I'd be happy to be called "dolt" and have it pointed out to me. Thanks!
  5. +1 Nearly created a new topic requesting this again, then thought to search for it.
  6. The issues demonstrated are RESOLVED in Beta 1.8.1.604. My thanks to the Developers and the moderators ☺️.
  7. Also: I believe that this may in fact belong in the Bugs forum. Could please @Patrick Connor @Mark Ingram weigh in on this? (My issue specifically is in Windows Affinity Designer if that helps) Many thanks y'all -David
  8. I am also having severe issues with print after updating to 1.8.0.585 from 1.7.x. (I don't recall the version number; whatever the last stable one was. I updated to 1.8.- two-3 days ago when I was given the prompt after starting Designer. Using Windows 10). 1. The print preview shows all visible objects on my artboard that I am trying to send to my print spooler (in this case the Epilog laser print driver). 2. However the information that the printer receives is grossly incomplete. I don't recognize the pattern by which it is not submitting information. Attached is the afdesign I was trying to print. Each tortoise is comprised of a large Curves path, and grouped with the smaller detail pieces. The octopus is a single Curves path. (Epilog doesn't display a bounding box around information that it doesn't receive; hence the print info looks incomplete). I was at least able to export to *.pdf where all of the expected information was present (this allowed me to print and finish my task at least). I've attached the *.afdesign file in the event it is of use in sorting out. AffinityPrintingError.afdesign
  9. Was curious if there is any feedback on this as to feasibility etc. Or if there is a way that I can more clearly communicate what I am seeking feedback on. Cheers,
  10. Hi all, Request: release file-access lock on closing of active file within AD. Example 1: I use AD with cloud-storage backup (eg. OneDrive) and frequently find that a file will not update remotely until I have closed Affinity entirely. That is; after saving changes to design and closing the file on CompA, I move to CompB (attached to my laser cutter) and find that the file has not updated. I return to CompA, close Affinity Designer, and go back to CompB; the file has now updated and matches version on CompA. Example 2: I am sifting through generically named .ai on my HDD searching for vectors I will be using; I find one and would like to rename it in-place. I close the file in AD, but Windows prevents me from renaming the file because it is being accessed. I close AD, and the access lock releases, allowing me to rename the file. I now must re-open AD to continue my work. In both cases, my workflow would be improved if AD could be coaxed to release the access lock when the file is closed within the program, and not upon closing of the program. If my instance is misbehaving, I welcome feedback on how to correct this behavior. Also understand that it could be a quirk within W10 (I am far from enamoured with this crumby OS but can't switch for a variety of reasons). Thanks in advance for consideration and/or feedback. (and sorry if this has been addressed before; did a search but didn't see anything on the topic.)
  11. +1 I've been practicing with printing from Affinity to my laser device as well (I'll be happy to rid myself of Illustrator). While very-small-stroke widths work, they are cumbersome when someone wants their logo at two very different sizes, where a stroke my switch from too-small-for-the-laser to large-enough-to-vector with resizing. It simplifies my workflow to have the ability to pin the stroke as hairline. Would it be possible perhaps to make hairline as toggle-able value, separate from the numeric thicknesses? Would that make implementation more complicated or easier? Cheers! Been enjoying using Designer the last month or so!
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