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  1. On iPad in Affinity Designer 2, even when I have the main Snapping button toggled off, if the Force Pixel Alignment toggle is on it will snap to pixels when trying to move objects on the canvas. I have to go into the Snapping Options and manually uncheck the Force Pixel Alignment toggle and only then will it stop snapping to pixels. I would think that toggling Snapping on or off should disable ALL of the options under Snapping?
  2. I have noticed that many times when I have multiple objects close to each other they seem to have a small gap when I zoom out. I just now zoomed all the way in and there appears to be a gap. This occurs both when I have the "Move by whole pixel" enabled and disabled in the snapping tool. Here you can see a small gap when I am zoomed out and when zooming really really close you can see the gap be there clearer . Does anyone know why this issue occurs and how to set up the settings to eliminate it. I know the issue goes away when I export the image since the gap is less than a pixel wide but it is annoying not being able to preview your picture without exporting it.
  3. Not sure if this is an issue, but I just noticed that Snapping doesn't really work when you zoom in all the way and verify. In the screenshot below, all the red lines "snapped" to the origin lines (gray) at normal zoom, but once I go in all the way, they're off. I noticed this is happening everywhere. Would be great to have Snapping be accurate, it's really tedious to have to zoom in all the way to verify vertices are where they belong... for my type of work it matters a lot. Thanks for all you do!
  4. Hi, I just learned about column guides, and realized that they would be useful for the magazine layouts that I'm doing. However, when I tested the column guides, the column shading worked fine, but I was surprised to see that I couldn't snap anything to the edges of the shaded columns or to the center of the gutters between the columns. I checked the snapping options for my document, and "Snap to guides" is enabled. Is snapping to column guides supported in version 1.8.4, and if so, what do I need to do in order to enable this? Thanks, Ken
  5. I have an open curve shape. The path tries to snap and autoclose the curve when I move the end node near the start point (red node). How can I prevent / toggle this autoclose or maybe the snapping ?
  6. I often resize artboards to match new variations in content, e.g. adjust artboard height after creating a design version which is bigger or more compact. Would be great if it was possible to quickly adjust the size of the artboard to perfectly match the content.
  7. Hi. I've created a symbol then used two of them on my artboard. Now I have selected both curves (inside symbol group) to adjust them to create what I need. Basically I'm using "Transform Mode" from Context tool bar so each node moves symmetrically. It works fine but problem is: Only the node of shape that is rotated on right side manages to snap to the node of shape on left side. If I try to snap the node of shape on left side (which is NOT rotated) to the node or curve on right side, it doesn't work at all. There's no snapping. You can see it I've explained it in the GIF I've attached. One possible explanation for this behavior is that the shape that's not rotated is horizontal, that's why it allows to snap other nodes to its own nodes. But that shouldn't be an "excuse"? It should work both ways whether it's rotated or not. Am I missing some settings? Or is it expected behavior? I basically want to snap both nodes exactly when using this Transform to it. I could do it manually by dragging each node one by one, but that's not perfect. I want accurate result which is only possible through snapping in this case.
  8. Using Affinity Designer 2.1.1 on Windows. In the Export persona and using the Slice Tool, I've tried to snap a few slices to objects on the artboard, and they don't snap... but I honestly can't remember if it has always been like this, or if it's a new bug? I've tried looking up the documentation but it says nothing about this. Trying to determine if I simply forgot this was always been like this before submitting a bug report. Snapping to the artboard edges and other slices works fine though, sooo...?? Thanks!
  9. Hi, if I have placed the Transform Origins for two objects, is there a way to position the objects so their Transform Origins coincide exactly, please? I guess this amounts to asking if I can snap to the Transform Origin. On my iPad there is no specific reference to Transform Origin in Snap Options, but does it fall into one of the categories there? Regards
  10. Hi I wish to have snapping option to the midpoint of curves in node tool. Snapping works with a single line segment, but not with poly lines or curves. Snap.m4v Please add a tick box ☑️ in Node Tool for turning node snapping on or off. More convenient than toggling individual snap options one by one.
  11. Hi everyone, I posted something similar in the feedback forum a few months ago, but I've realised that the behaviour applies not only to grids but to all forms of snapping so I'm posting here now as a bug. It is currently not possible to snap when constraining the curve's angle even with snapping enabled when using the pen tool normally. I've recorded a short video to show this in action. Affinity designer snapping not working with constraint.mp4 I am using MacOS Ventura 13.1 M1 pro Macbook Pro Affinity Designer 2.0.4 Confirmed that this bug exists on version 1 of Designer. The only workaround seems to be to press and hold on the trackpad/mouse when drawing the curve and snapping will work, but this is really unintuitive and impractical for large amounts of drawing.
  12. I'm very happy that there are finally perspective and warp options in Designer, I'm going to use it a lot. Unfortunately this feature completely lacks snapping - I see for example that neither corners nor tangents snap to grid or other objects. It's really important that this works, so you can accurately adjust your objects to the perspective established with a grid or other objects.
  13. Force Pixel Alignment does not work when using the modifier key(Option/Alt) to ignore snapping. (such as with Move/Node tool) I want Force Pixel Alignment to work like when the Snapping(U magnet icon) is disabled.
  14. Tangential snap, e.g. in Designer becomes a game of patience and the result is everything else, but not tangential. There are already a lot of snap functions but they don't help when, for example, two different circles have to be connected tangentially by a line. It would be a very helpful addition to the already existing snap functions to add tangent, quadrant and parallel snap. Finally, these belong to the basic geometric constructions. tangential_snap_00.mp4
  15. Please enable the ability to force a locked layer to become a snapping candidate. Often times I lock layers so I don't accidentally edit them, but periodically I still want to snap other objects to them. A suggestion would be to hover over a locked layer while holding Alt (to ignore the fact that it's locked) to add that layer to the snapping candidates.
  16. Hello all, I've been trying for the past few hours to snap a curve to a grid using 1.10.19 of Designer on iPad. I'm fully aware of the separate snapping menu for the pen tool as well as the snapping menu but for the life of me I can't get a node to snap to where a horizontal and vertical lines of the grid meet. In the snapping menu I have snapping enabled and am not forcing pixel alignment. Snap to grid is turned on and I've tried both high and low levels of tolerance. I'm not trying to snap the node to other things as noted in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hntb-PMGUEA and I've read these threads: https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/149534-asking-for-tips-about-snapping-with-curve-nodes-in-designer/&tab=comments#comment-835695 or https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/62713-cannot-snap-curve-nodes-to-grid-in-designer/&tab=comments#comment-325078 https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/102450-tutorial-for-node-functions/&tab=comments#comment-549935 I just need a node to snap to where horizontal and vertical lines of the grid intersect!. Could someone please tell me how to do this?
  17. I'm new to the Serif ecosystem (I've only used Inkscape), so forgive me if I get some terminology wrong. This question is in regards to the manipulation of both preset shapes that you just draw in, as well as these curves that you convert the shapes into when you want to add nodes or move the existing nodes around. My problem is that I want the black rectangle to snap to the corner of the triangle. I've only been able to snap to 1 axis so far. edit: sorry, I had no idea you needed the actual file rather than a screenshot. Just got back to my computer and had to recreate the situation since I had deleted those shapes test (copy).afdesign
  18. “Welcome back my friends / To the show that never ends … ” - and if you know the origin of that lyric, you're Today's Big Winnah! And now, on with the show … Question: With snapping enabled, it's a (you're gonna hate this) a ‘snap’ to drag guidelines that snap automatically to the center of one's layout. BUT: When Option-dragging the ZERO POINT from upper left of the frame to the center of the layout, there's NO automatic snapping as there is when dragging the guidelines. The Zero Point is a ‘best guess’ operation as to whether or not it's precisely centered with the guides dragged earlier. Can someone please reveal the Hidden Mystery that enables the Zero Point (center point) to SNAP to alignment with the GUIDES that snapped so nicely into place? Thankyewberrymush …
  19. Masks can't snap to their parent, the masked layer. In the attached file, in the layer "Problem Here" there is an ellipse as mask; it's not possible to snap this ellipse to the rectangle it's masking. Snapping Problem.afdesign
  20. So I have both Designer and Photo. I mainly use both for Digital painting and Matte painting or photobashing (concept art environment stuff) I recently started using the isometric grid and the isometric tools in Designer to create blueprints for interiors before I do a painting of them in Photo, to get scale worked out Anyways, I currently create perspective grids in Photo for painting over by using the star tool and overalapping 2 or 3 of them to create a perspective grid which I can then trace over and line things up to with the perspective tool. After using the isometric grid & axis manager and plane tools in Designer, it would be amazing if something like that could be built for doing 2 and 3 point perspective grids in both programs. An option for "Perspective" could be added to the Advanced tab in Grid & Axis Manager. It would be awesome if had the following features/controls: Choose 2 or 3 points (this would do for 90% of peoples use cases) Allow each pivot point to be moved in X an Y directions with sliders or by entering coordinates and seeing updates onscreen in real time as with the other grids Allow for each points lines to be different colors and opacities Allow 2 or 3 points to be constrained/mirrored by other points, so for example when setting up a 2 point perspective grid: moving the left point in, out, up or down would also automatically be mirror on the right side, without needing to position each seperately This is probably not quite possible, but if snapping to the resulting grid lines was possible that would be really useful. But even just having a visual grid to trace over while painting and positioning photos with the perspective tool for photobashing would satisfy me Really hope something like this can be added in future. There was never anything like this in Photoshop or Illustrator either, and it always seemed like such an obvious feature to me. I love Designer and Photo. Really amazing products
  21. I created design with artwork, then I exported SVG format with export persona, and then there was invisible rectangle object in my design. Is there solution? I have some problem with export persona, I think good if "snapping" available in export persona Thanks.
  22. I made 2 shapes and snapped them together, because I wanted to group them into one item. But as you can see in the attachment, there's a thin white (or I guess transparent) line in between. (both shapes have a fill color and the line set to transparent) Is there something I'm not doing? How can I make the line disappear? In the photo attached, the two shapes are SNAPPED together... I'd like to not have to overlap because this is something I'll be doing often (snapping+grouping) & it won't always be acceptable to just go over the edge of one shape with another. Thanks.
  23. Hi there. I've owned this software for quite some time, but this is my first post here. I'm importing multiple objects from different files and arranging them in a specific way. They are created to fit together so that there's equal spacing between and around each object (think Mondrian's work). I thought this would be incredibly quick and easy to do, but I'm completely stumped. Here is a simplified representation of what I'm trying to accomplish. For greater clarity I've included only a small number of objects. Normally, the entire page would be completely filled. I need to line up the sides marked with red, keeping the spacing between objects consistent throughout the document--approximation of the final result is shown in the black rectangle. The problem I've encountered is that snapping and measurements features seem to only work on nodes that are on the bounding boxes. There is no way to line up anything with the nodes marked with green. I can't get anything to snap to them. If I create a new object I can use those nodes as the starting point and the cursor will snap to them but, as mentioned, I'm not creating new objects. I will have pages filled with these objects, so using the transform panel would be too time consuming. I've tried every combination of options in the snapping panel but nothing seems to be working. In summary: how do I line up objects with the nodes that are not on the bounding boxes, and how do I measure the distance from an object to the lines converging in such a node?
  24. Simply put, an option that lets you designate a layer to be prioritized for snapping to (ignoring non-prioritized shapes close to the area where you're trying to snap if there are prioritized shapes there); I imagine it as simple right-click options accessible while mousing over the layers panel: for layers that haven't been designated for snapping, it'd give the option to make them one of the layers to snap to, while for layers that have already been designated, the right-click prompt would be to no longer prioritize them for snapping. An additional button next to the general snapping on/off button would let you reset the list of layers to prioritize snapping to entirely, effectively turning it off until you redesignate a layer as a priority for snapping. This'd solve some of the issues I've had where due to several shapes being close together (for example due to shading layers on top of the layers they're shading) Designer fussed back-and-forth over which of two other shapes it'd try to snap to, completely refusing to snap to the shape I was actually trying to snap something to.
  25. Let's say I have a number of layered shapes. I want to ensure one node of shape A, at the top of the pile of shapes, is aligned to a side of shape B, near the bottom. To ensure shape B doesn't get out of alignment with other shapes, I have it grouped, or shape A is part of a compound with another shape, or some other situation where keeping both objects selected at the same time (to take advantage of the "align nodes to selected curves" snapping option) would require rearranging the layering of the shapes. In situations like this, is there a convenient way to "tell" Affinity Designer that I want to specifically snap to shape B rather than any of the other layered shapes (since the previously-mentioned "remove shape A and B from their groups, compounds, etc. so you can select both, turn off all snapping options other than the selected curves one, snap, put shapes back into their groups, compounds, etc." is rather tedious)? Being able to mark a layer to snap to would be very convenient.
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