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  1. As I ran into a lot of problems with assets in Designer in the latest version, I hope this improvement will be in the Designer Beta too?
  2. If you really need to send .ai files to third parties and cannot get them to accept the Affinity formats directly, you may have little choice but to stick with what you are using (or find new suppliers, manufacturers and clients to replace the ones who insist on these formats). As AI is a propriety format by Adobe, you will only be able to use them in Adobe Software. I do not know what line of work you do, so I cannot say if another vector format would also work for the supplier. I would recommend using EPS for most printing, SVG for other applications. I can see that switching away
  3. An interesting idea that fits wel with the brand. I do think the colors need some work, as the red and the blue clash and create an unappealing look. I would be interested if the logo would work better if a Sans-Serif typeface was used?
  4. I created this illustration, loosely based on the Citroen Mehari, in Affinity Designer. It is a part of a map project, but as this one did not really fit, I wanted to share it with you here. It is all done in vectors and it was very enjoyable. I hope you like it.
  5. I guess it all comes down to the expectations. I agree 100% that Affinity would need a couple of features to really compete with Illustrator for everyone. How much you rely on these features to do your work determines your success or failure in using Designer. For me, there are things I would like to see, but I have about 95% of the features I need ATM. If you need Live-Trace or Vector transform all the time, then AD is not for you right now, and you would need to try Corel or Adobe. But it would make little sense for Affinity to add a feature like trace when it works badly. Inkscape, Vectorst
  6. Amazing that an ex-user still have so much time to whine about the software you don't want to use. Of course there are things Affinity does not do as well as some would like. But no one is forcing you to use it and no app is for everyone. I miss some things in Affinity too, but for me as a whole it has giving me a lot and I like to use the apps, despite some shortcomings. If you want more advanced vector support but not illustrator, just try Vectorstyler. This is an app with great potential, and many of the features Affinity users request. Despite that the UX is still better with Affinity so i
  7. Hi Sean, I have not rezised any of the artboards in the linked symbols document. I usually create a new symbol in the area outside of the artboards, which I then select and use the artboard tool to create an artboard from the selection. I don't believe I have changed the size of the artboards after that. But even minor changes (like changing the color of an element) within the existing artboards causes the weird resizing issues. The only thing that I duplicated and resized were the linked files in my map document, not the orginal files.
  8. Hi Sean, I tried the latest Beta with my file, I made the images linked again, then updated the linked file with a small modification. It gave the same problem as before. I am not sure, but perhaps it has something to do with the way the images are placed? I placed the AFdesign file into my document and selected the artboard I needed. I then alt-dragged the placed file to make a copy and select another artboard. I then usually rescale these placed linked files to make them fit. I do not have the time to test this right now, but perhaps this could cause a problem. The thing is: the rescali
  9. I can not share the file, as it is client work. I will try to describe what is happening: I have a Designer file that has the map with roads and landscape features. To this map I have created symbols of landmarks and features. I created these in a separate document. Each symbol in this document is on its own artboard. I then place the file in the Map file, and select the artboard from the dropdown menu. I do this for all symbols (in fact, I tend to just duplicate the linked symbol and select another artboard as its faster), but as these symbols are not all used in the same size I have to
  10. I agree @Boris.Volosin that Affinity Designer is the way to go, and it worked really well up until this problem. It can be worked around, but it needs to be fixed.
  11. I have a big problem with linked resources in v. 1.9.1. I am creating a map with a lot of symbols created in one AD file, and another AD file with the map, where the other symbols file is linked to. The symbols file contains an artboard for each symbol, and the symbols are used at various scales in the map document. After the update, the scale of the linked objects are rescaled each time I change the symbols document. This is very annoying of course, as I had to resort to embedding the symbols to make sure I did not have to manually rescale after every change... This is a regression from
  12. I don't have a time machine backup post 1.9 unfortunatly. About the crah report, I will have to check later. I did have content loaded via the account, but synced manually.
  13. Will the improvements to the Assets also be in Designer? I have had some bigger issues with them while creating, renaming and deleting asset categories.
  14. I noticed that the new Publisher beta has a fix for updating links via the resource manager changing the scale. I have noticed the same thing happening in Designer (a source document was renamed, and after relinking it, the scale of the elements was changed). Will there be a fix for this in Designer too?
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