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  1. Windows 10 Home, Publisher 1.9.1.979 (no hardware acceleration). I created a document to try and help another forum member but I have come across a behaviour I wasn’t expecting. Watch how the images move in my video. I’ve attached the file for experimental purposes. Is this supposed to happen? Am I doing something wrong? 2021-03-10_13-34-03.mp4 unexpected-constraints-behaviour.afpub
  2. Is it possible to create constraints that are relative to its neighbors (looking at the layers panel)? Or alternatively selecting two objects from the same level, and specifying constraints between them? Thanks!
  3. needed to scale an object consistently with the artboard but it just mess up the object Affinity_Designer_2020-12-22_12-57-07.mp4
  4. Not sure what to do. I don't want to upload the file for everyone so if a mod could please help I'll upload the corrupted file to the Affinity Support Team over Dropbox. I was trying to move a constraints group outside its group. Immediately it crashed. Upon re-opening, it gave me a recovery file and I was able to open that. I resized the constraints group down again, saved the project so I wouldn't lose any more progress, then dragged the constraints group again outside the group it's in. Immediate crash. Now I'm unable to open the project at all, Affinity Designer immediately crash
  5. Hey So I’m a relatively new user so can’t claim my memory serves correct, but I’m pretty sure the single finger gesture (no not that one) constrained proportions of a placed image, now it’s not, or never has, and I’m eyeballing it. Any info would be appreciated. Cheers edit... in infinity photo, dragging to place image automatically constrains proportions, the single finger allows free form so I’m assuming it’s the same with designer... this makes me think it’s a bug.
  6. The constraints in Affinity Designer are seriously flawed. To illustrate, I've attached a file that illustrates several problems at once. Here at least the following unexpected situations happen when trying to change or remove the constraints from the existing objects, or grouping them: Objects change dimensions; Objects change position; Objects get invisible; Objects change scale so they are not proportional anymore; Undo no longer restores objects to their original state; A change to a single object affects all similar objects although there are no
  7. How do I stretch the (blue) sections between the objects (noteheads) proportionally, at the same time keeping the the barline+“barline-to-notehead-distance”+note (section coloured with orange) kinda locked together, with nothing changing between/among them? Basically, I want to stretch what is between the left and right guides in a way that all the objects remain unchanged, but only blue sections stretch proportionally. In constraints I turn off objects’ responses to stretching. This is done. But what is the way after?
  8. For some reason layers also get changed into constraint groups when a layer underneath gets constraints? Is there a way to stop this behaviour other than group the layer/s? 2019-08-15_11-48-58.mp4
  9. I have this symbol set that shares a few symbol elements. The elements they share get weird scaling issues when they're "bothered" (moved, scaled, any way of interaction with them). I should also mention they specifically have constraints set to not scale with their respective constraint groups (it wouldn't be the expected behaviour either way since that affects scaling that happens after they're disabled, not the scaling that has happened before the fact). Undoing doesn't fix the bug either, requiring a document restart. This makes the issue quite problematic in case you haven't saved in a wh
  10. 2019-07-24_13-52-52.mp4 As seen in the video, the problem only gets worse with subsequent artboards. I manually grouped the objects so it's clear what i'm doing compared to Ctrl+G. I've also had objects sometimes move when ungrouped if they had constraints, which meant i had to remove the constraints, ungroup, then add them back.
  11. Had once again a design task (dynamic distribution of rectangles), which I wanted to solve with " constraints" and was actually surprised that the well-known bug was still not fixed?! Actually it's a great function and a good selling point, but it can also make the work of a designer a lot easier. But only under the condition that this function also works 100% and it definitely doesn't work and this already since the introduction of Affinity Designer. But this was one of the few reasons why I said goodbye to Adobe Illustrator AD1.7.1.404_constraints_bug.afdesign
  12. Hi guys, I am new here and I am new to work with vector graphics, so please don't blame me for a useless question/request. I worked a lot with 3d cad construction in e.g. SolidWorks and/or Onshape (free online CAD tool). The first thing I really miss a lot in vector design is to define constraints like you do in a CAD sketch. There you usually define constraints like Coincident, Concentric, Parallel, Tangent, Horizontal, Vertical, Perpendicular, Equal, Midpoint, Symmentric and even more between and at lines, circles and pathes. So, my question would be if those things are also
  13. Ok, so one of the paramount useful features of Sketch is layout grids. Being able to define a layout grid with columns and gutters without resorting to a mess with guides is great. I believe the Affinity could improve greatly on the Sketch grid, so here is my proposition for the improved layout grid and thoughts on how it could interact with the constraints feature that really needs to be fleshed out as well. First of all Affinity Layout Grid Create Movable grids with columns and gutters Grids should be resizable but should keep their ratios Support for breakpoints in grid d
  14. Hello, In Affinity Designer I noticed that whenever I change the Constraints configuration for an object the "outer" effects on it stop working. In the linked video I have an outline shadow for each "row" on my design. When I change the constraints the shadow disappears - you can see a very fine line where it should be, like if it's been cropped. I have tested this with Outline Shadow and Outline Glow with large radius to the same result. Inner Shadow and Inner Glow are not affected by it. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2273140/ad-windows10-drop-shadow-constraint.mp4 Thanks
  15. Just thought I'd share this. I frequently have to add dimensions to my design work to communicate to developers the specifics of a layout. Currently, there isn't a feature to create these in AD, so I've cobbled together my own workaround version using constrained objects. The benefit is it's pretty easy to resize the dimension to match the size of the element being measured. The downside, you will still have to enter all the numeric dimension manually. Ugh! I know, but a quick check of the Transform module will tell you what size to enter. One other flaw with this system is it doesn't work so
  16. This is not the first, second or third time that I'm in the middle of a design process and suddenly (apparently when dragging some layers) Affinity Designer Crashes. When I open it again, it displays the dialog asking me if I want to use a recovery file. If I choose yes, Affinity crashes again. When this happens, I get all my work lost, there's no way to recover it. This happens always that I'm using symbols (I'm not even nesting symbols inside symbols, because I know this just won't work in Designer) and constraints. If I create a structure where a symbol has constraints within it
  17. Hi, I am thinking of buying the workbook but I need to know if it covers the constraints functionality or not? If anyone can shed some light on this I would really appreciated. Thanks
  18. I have been working on an educational poster, on and off over a few months time. Until now, I had kept it at one size (11" x 17"), and have it looking fairly nice in that size: After printing some test copies, it became clear that this was going to be way too small for what we are trying to do. So I tried to scale it up to 20" x 30", and it quickly got ugly fast: It does not matter if I try to scale the whole artboard up or create a new, larger artboard and paste everything into it, I get the same hideous results. I have been messing with this f
  19. Product: Affinity Designer Version: 1.6.0 Platform: MacOS High Sierra Constraints Group are clipped and displaced from their content. Completely unusable.
  20. Green button is made of elements with default constraints and its effects behave normaly when grouped. Blue button is made of elements with custom constraints and the bottommost element crops its effect when grouped. It happens with all effects. I also noticed some issues with aligning shapes with custom constraints. Looks like constraints need more of dev's attention...
  21. Affinity's constraints feature is great, but limited. I just stumbled upon something that would make our lives so much better: http://westonthayer.com/writing/2016/07/27/layout-experiments-in-adobe-illustrator/ It's even open source: https://github.com/WestonThayer/Bloks Please Affinity MAKE IT HAPPEN! EDIT: I just played around a bit and (although working with Illustrator again is a real pain when you are used to Affinity Designer) the principle of "Bloks" is pretty awesome. Unpolished and incomplete but awesome.
  22. When grouping an item (with itself) that contains and item with constraints, the transformation values get all out of whack. I took a quick GIF of the issue: http://share.genealabs.com/ggzEoFp
  23. I love the constraints feature in Affinity. But I see three major issues that make its use a little more difficult than it should be: 1. Constraints panel is too big and takes too much space on the screen. 2. Constraints panel is not related to the transform panel, which is a little odd if you take in consideration that constraints are relevant to object's size and position. 3. The "Min fit" and "Max fit" icons are not clear about what they are supposed to do (even watching the constraints tutorial, I found it very hard to understand how they behave, and what are the practical applic
  24. Good morning, afternoon, evening (pick you fav.)! I'm working a —lot— with constraints. It's an incredible time saver. But not always… :( Lets say you've designed a complex element, using a lot of constraints, groups, subgroups, children, etc. All of this is perfectly working with constraints when you resize the element (wider or higher). But now, you need to change it's size for any of the many reasons that could exist. I really mean you have to —scale— up/down everything: texts, shapes, etc. At this moment, you —don't— want any of the constraints to apply. I've not found yet anythin
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