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PeterB.

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  1. Hey there, I don't know if this has already been asked so sorry if I missed something. I like using raster systems when designing or refining logos / graphics. In this case I started with a grid system 30mm / 5mm steps. Then i needed one 5mm grid divided into 3 parts for a border construction. So I drew a circle and divided it by 3 using the transform panel. For the second, larger circle i cloned the smaller one an multiplied it by 2 (again using the transform panel). This gave me the 3 circle sizes I wanted to use, to construct the other parts (see screen1.jpg left/right/bottom/top). I cloned the circles a few times but somehow the middle sized one didn't fit to my guidelines which I set using the inspector to get exact positions (see screen2.jpg). After some research I found out that the size of the middle circle was not what I thought. I should have had a diameter of 3.3333... but it actually has 3.4. Can you please tell me what I did wrong?
  2. PeterB.

    Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.1.2.22824)

    more decimal places... i'm still hoping for them to be implemented someday. that would make my work a lot easier especially with prepress related things :D
  3. thanks. you're right... nice to have but not "essential for survival" :) maybe a feature roadmap with lower priority features would make sense, where users like me can easily find if there's a feature planned for the far future.
  4. is there an option for the pen tool similar to the rubber band in photoshop?
  5. when i think of reasons for higher precision there is one more: banknotes... let's say the euro with all it's microscopic details (the 1.000.000% zoom is great for that) is going to be redesigned. I Think AD has the capability to do that in other words: the new euro banknotes in 2015. designed with passion. created with affinity designer. :D
  6. snap to units -> good advice! this will help for the moment
  7. If I am honest, I would love NO cut off decimal places or at least 4 :) let me explain why with a project I did for one of my clients, a business folder (hope that's the right expression): the image shows the die cut shape i had to use but it was made for a thinner type of cardboard (1.7mm). I had to optimize it for a 2.2mm thick cardboard. the green lines mark the where folding lines should be placed and the magenta ones where to cut. in order to get the final product folded correctly and laying straight and flat, I had to move the lines around partwise with values of 0.825 mm (point by point). to check if I have moved all points correctly i marked the point and then simply checked the value in the transform panel within illustrator. it shows the exact value with no cut off decimal places. this makes checking a lot easier. an if it says a point has a coordinate of 1.254 mm it is 1.254 mm and not 1.25435484 with the rest simply not displayed. Die cutting machines work with laser and they are very precise and would make a difference between 1.254 and 1.25435484 mm which could lead to unexpected results while production process. don't get me wrong i really want to use AD (bought it instantly after release) and love the performance. but the handling of decimal places just makes it impossible for me to use it for my work...
  8. aahhhh I should have found that myself sorry and thank you! :) the guides i dragged out are shown in the Guides Manager with even numbers (see screenshot) but actually they aren't... I think this is basically the same issue as mentioned here with the amount of decimal places generally shown in affinity designer. is there a solution or fix planned?
  9. hey there, can you tell me how I can place exact guides? when I dragged 4 of them out the values shown in the guideline tooltips were x=80, x=170, y=80 and y=170 -> screenshot 1 and when i used them to draw a rectangle (screenshot 2) it should be 90 x 90 mm but the transform panel tells me that it actually is 90.1 x 90 mm. so i zoomed in and found out that the guides where placed on positions with a lot of values behind the dot (see screenshot 3). and finally when i use illustrator to verify the values it tells me something like in screenshot 4. so is there a possibility to place guides exactly on positions I want them?
  10. PeterB.

    Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.0.19755)

    the pdf export works as good as printing it to a pdf, so sorry for that. but a lot of printing companies require eps files, so I also hope that there will be a fix.
  11. PeterB.

    Affinity Designer Customer Beta (1.0.19755)

    have you tried to use print instead of export and then save as pdf file from the printing dialog? i use this as a workaround and it seems that this method keeps both, the size and color mode (cmyk).
  12. hey there, i hope this is not a double post. the size of my layouts seems to be scaled somehow when i export them as an eps file and the color mode is changed from cmyk to rgb. i added screenshots and test files so that you can see what i mean (except eps which i can't upload). i tried it both in V1.1.0 and the new beta, the result is the same. i tried to do some work with affinity designer and used export to eps for placing layouts in indesign. i solved the scale problem by manually scaling it back to the right size in indesign (but this doesn't seem to be a reasonable solution). to solve the color mode change i had to recolor the whole layout (eps file) in illustrator... so i really hope there's a solution for correct eps exporting. thank you... export_size.afdesign
  13. as mentioned here it would be really helpful if there would be an option where the amount of decimal places shown in the values of the transform panel, zoom, scale, etc can be defined. when you're doing for example a die cut shape for machine cutting or packaging design etc you need more then one decimal places to have full control over the production tolerances.
  14. what i mean is the general ability to type in exact values like 55.213845 mm for x/y positions and width/height... and when that is possible, i think it would be a great enhancement in general ( for coordinates, values, scaling, zoom factor,...) :)
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