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  1. Hey guys, the holiday spirit got me and I experimented a little with new symbol palette in Designer. I thought maybe this will be useful for someone out there who’s creating last minute greeting cards, name-tags for presents or other related stuff – or just for fooling around. ;) Here’s an example, an inspirational little how-to clip plus the file. Snowflake Generator.afdesign Happy holidays and enjoy! :) Dennis
  2. Hello, I don't know if this happend in previous version, but if you import an asset wich inherits symbols to a file, every instance of it gets added as seperate symbol to the scene. Please see the attached video. Or am i doing something wrong? If you need any further information, please let me know. Thanks and best regards Mario 2020-09-02-21-47-16.mp4
  3. Hi, I would love to be able to import blocks from CAD files (DWG/ DXF/ 3dm) as symbols. That way, I could severely reduce the file size and it would be a huge workflow improvement over Adobe Illustrator, because Illustrator is not capable of importing blocks as symbols either.
  4. I am under the gun to finish this today, early today and keep having these problems. the symbols around the headers, the paragraph signs and the double SS and if you know, why can't I keep my text confined within my text frame? It starts and ends where it wants to which is not where I want it to. In picture 2 here, the beginning of the subtitle is above the text box and I cannot get it inside. On the right column I dragged the text box down and the overflow of text does not fill it in. Any idea why? I am trying not to panic but I really need help, please!!😛
  5. Hi So I've watched a few YouTube videos and have a pretty good idea how symbols work, but they're working in a different way than I need. Is what I'm trying to achieve possible? If so, how am I using Symbols incorrectly? What I'm trying to do: I have created a 'standard' button, to be used throughout the web app I'm designing, but also a smaller one for a mobile web app version. In both cases it's a rounded rect, with a text on top, which has a pre-defined Text Style. My issue is that I want to be able to change the look of all the buttons in one go i.e. size, shape, colour etc, HOWEVER, each button's text is unique. I do NOT want the text to be common across all of these button symbols. Yes, the font colour, style and positioning (central to it's button 'shape') but NOT the text characters themselves. Is this even possible or am I using symbols incorrectly? Thanks
  6. Masked shape is not completely overflow main object. Using square as masked object produces 1px outline from mask background. 1) create mask with red background 2) use a square with darker color square as a symbol masked by object above (Curve) 2) observe outline of 1px, this is background from mask (Curves), better is visible on dark canvas But it should be filled up by one color.
  7. I've run into some very strange behavior in Affinity Designer 1.7.3 on macOS that I finally figured out was caused by how symbol instances handle rearranging (moving back/forth), which might be by design I guess, but have such strange and unpredictable consequences I'm considering them a bug: It seems that when using symbols and selecting once instance of the symbol and pressing the "Move to front" or "Move to back" rearrange buttons this somehow applies to all instances of the same symbol. I'm guessing that this is more or less never what the user intends when trying to move a single selected object back/forward and it's very unexpected. This is further complicated by the fact that the canvas isn't redrawn properly for the other instances of the same symbol when this happens, so you only see that they've been moved back/forward if you scroll or otherwise cause them to be redrawn. And as the final problem, the arrange can't be undone. The problems seem to be especially bad when the other layers being rearranged are also symbol instances. So, together this more or less means you currently can't use the arrange feature on symbols and instead you have to manually drag the layers in the layers panel to re-arrange them if you want different instances of the same symbol on different levels. ArrangeSymbolsBug.mov
  8. Hi all! I'll try to explain my doubt with an example and with my English limitations. Let's say we have a map where we want to place some Stop signals (a shape, then a Text with the word STOP). Until I know, both layers should be grouped and then, with the group selected, click on Create (Symbol Panel). We drag as many times as we need that symbol into our map and ready. But what if I want to change the symbol size? It doesn't work unless I select the layers inside the group. Is there a way to do it just selecting the Symbol Group? I hope it has sense. Thanks.
  9. Hi Everyone, This is the second time I have encountered this problem, I suspect its something to do with Symbol definitions I want all the content on these signs to be white, this is a file form another project and the content was light grey.. I have created a global colour "CONTENT-MAIN" and made it white and applied it to all the content... but only some displays the pure white,, the others remain grey despite being assigned the global colour. Any ideas very appreciated thanks test.afdesign
  10. Dragging symbols from the symbols pallete onto the canvas does not work. When a symbol is created, it appears in the palette but cannot be dragged from the palette to the drawing. Just nothing happens and the symbol is not placed on the canvas. AD, Windows 10
  11. Dinosaur Assets A set of multi-layer vector symbols and textures based on dinosaur skin Cover Image 290 x175mm 300dpi all vector Built from 15 multi-layer symbols all vector based to be used for brush base textures | assets | styles | scalable grunge tiled patterns
  12. I’ve just discovered symbols in Designer. I’m trying to set up a vector drawing to use as a background. I thought I’d be able to insert the symbol and then duplicate all the way across and down, but the duplicated symbols don’t update when I change the source symbol. Only the symbols that I insert reflect any changes I make to the source. Also, is there a way to set a default size for a symbol when inserting it? My symbol source is 200x200, but when I insert it, it is smaller and not square. I need 100 of these to fill the space, and it’s getting tedious inserting one by one and resizing, pius moving. I know I can export it and use it as a fill, but I plan to have a handful of coordinating colorways, so I thought symbols would be a more efficient choice.
  13. I would love to be able to edit the text content of a symbol but not the style of the text. Would be useful for buttons with different calls-to-action as well as UI where a bunch of repeated content like user profiles needs unique titles.
  14. Create an object and apply a global color to it. Editing the said global color changes the object as expected. Then convert that object into a symbol. Changing the global color no longer changes the object. Say that you now apply the global color to this symbol object, it starts working again as expected, but only for that instance. If you delete it and drag in another instance the global color will no longer work again. See attached video for steps to reproduce. Thanks! 2_Trim.mp4
  15. Hello, I suggest to make very useful function. Replacement symbols. At the moment there are symbols, but there is not much sense from them. I suggest making the symbol replacement function on a click. This will give a huge advantage to this function, because there are 100 symbols on the page, of which 20 need to be changed. It is much easier to select them and click on the new symbol from the symbol panel, than doing something else. How will this work? Like sketch. We create two different symbols. Output to the artboard of any of them - for a replacement click on the second character from the symbol panel. The first changes to the second remaining with the same size. It at times will speed up the creation of interfaces with small details and make your functionality more logical. Sincerely, Anton Gavva UI / UX Designer.
  16. I work a lot with documets containing symbols. I have a master document which I copy and work with that. Never had any issue with my workflow. Now, with the update, when I drag an asset to the workspace, it simply reacts different in that way that it does not stay put when I place it where it should be. With a lots of tries I found that, as long as I keep it selected to place, the size of the asset starts to decrease horizontal and increase vertical. You see it on as no. 1 on the attachment. If I kind of "throw" it onto the workspace of the document (depending how fast I release the mouse button) it looks like no. 2 If I place the asset outside an artboard, it behaves normal and I can manipulate it to my needs. If it is a new document or one without symbols the use of the assets is normal. No distortion. I attached a screenshot file and a sample doc where I deleted all information which would share my bread and butter. But the error can still be recreated from my side. Any help is greatly appreciated. Are you using the latest release version? - Yes - the one from this last Thursday (here's how to check) Can you reproduce it? Yes, constantly. (if you cannot then we may struggle to also, making it even harder to fix) Does it happen for a new document? If not do you have a document you can share that shows the problem? Hm, not with a plain document. See my intro If you cannot provide a sample document then please give an accurate description of the problem for example it should include most of the following: What is your operating system and version (Windows 10, OSX Mojave, iOS 12 etc)? - Windows 10pro - 64bit What happened for you (and what you expected to happen) - See my intro Provide a recipe for creating the problem (step-by-step what you did). - See my intro Screenshots (very handy) or a screen capture/video.- Attached Any unusual hardware (like tablets or external monitors or drives that may affect things) or relevant other applications like font managers or display managers. - No, nothing of these Did this same thing used to work and if so have you changed anything recently? (software or hardware) - Yes it worked before this update and no, I have not changed anything to the files. Sample_doc.afdesign
  17. When I create a subtract compound inside an existing symbol it’s not being propagated on other instances of the symbol.
  18. As I started to use the symbol panel on all branding projects, the amount of the elements gets longer and longer. We use a very transparent and specific / detailed naming system which fails already after 10 characters as you can not read the name in the symbol panel. It would be so helpful to have the symbol panel with the same simple feature to see the panel as a list. See attachments. -- Thank you!
  19. 1. make symbol 2. make symbol float with text 3. copy text with symbol 4. create new document 5. try to paste it to new document 6. publisher will crush
  20. MacOS: 10.15.6 Affinity Designer: 1.8.4 I've noticed there are a few bug reports around symbols and I'm not sure if this is related or new but hopefully it'll help debug. I've reproduced a minimal example. I've created two artboards and added a line using the Pixel Persona and a rect using Designer Persona to artboard 1 and made them both symbols. I then added a copy of the symbol to artboard 2. Modifying properties of the rect work as expected. Modifying properties of the line seem do not update as expected. Rotating the line seems to complete break and forces the line to disappear from artboard 2. The preview image however does show that the line has been rotated. I'm not sure if this is supposed to work this way or not with symbols, but when the (Symbol) layer is selected (not the Rectangle or Pixel layer) and the object is rotated, it only rotates the instance of the selected element and none of the other symbols are adjusted. Thanks for the support, this one is causing some headaches in a project I'm revisiting.
  21. Is Publisher going up against newish tools like Sketch and Adobe XD? In many ways those tools are layout software so it seems like similar to what Publisher would do. I have spent far less time with Publisher then I have with the other Affinity tools so it's hard for me to know how much it competes with prototyping. What I have seen so far it looks like it is more of a competitor to ID and Quark.
  22. It seems that dragging a symbol into a clone of itself is possible when it's a nested symbol (a symbol inside a symbol). This leads to a crash Drag the child symbol of one of the symbols to be the sibling (drop it underneath) of the parent's clone's child (the clone of itself in the other parent). Crash Bug 2.afdesign
  23. Dear , How can I save symbols i created on one page to use in olther page.
  24. I see that when I create a Symbol in Publisher through the Designer persona, I can edit that symbol later straight in Publisher, without switching to Designer persona. I was wondering, if the symbols are used in a Publisher template for example, then someone, who doesn't have Designer at all, can see / edit those symbols. Or will they be detached?
  25. 1) Create new Publisher document with text flow 2) Switch to Designer persona 3) Create symbol 4) Insert symbol into text flow via copy & paste 5) Switch back to Publisher persona 6) Adjust symbol position using the pinning panel 7) Copy and paste symbol to different places in the text flow RESULT: Every pasted symbol is converted to a "Group" object and looses symbol functionality EXPECTED RESULT: For symbols that are copied and pasted to maintain symbol status, even when copied and pasted in Publisher persona
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