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  1. Hi Guys, I’ve come to find out that the image I’m engraving onto leather has what I’ve realized is an open vector path thus resulting in this engraving line that’s not part of the original design. Specifically and only the line going through the spade. I’ve attached pictures. Can anyone help me fix this. Thank you.
  2. When defining a stroke width, Affinity Designer (and Publisher) currently converts decimals more than one place to tenths. It is important to have the ability to specify decimals in the stroke width of a line up to four decimal places so that the software can be used to define vector cut lines in laser engraving software. Case in point - the users manual for Trotec Job Control states that for vector lines to cut with a laser, you must set them at a width of "0.001 mm or 0.00005 inches" (see attached screenshot). You currently cannot do that with Affinity Designer/Publisher, if you type in a width of "0.0036pt" (equal to 0.00005 inches) as the stroke width, the software will convert 0.0036 to zero. Actually anything less than 0.1 will get rounded down to zero. This is important functionality if we were to completely replace Illustrator & InDesign. Thanks.
  3. I've used Adobe Suite for years, but got tired of paying their $50+/month tax just for the use of AI and Photoshop. I've spent thousands. Then found Affinity and use Photo a lot, and hoped that I could use Designer in lieu of AI for an often needed feature. I create objects for output to a laser printer/cutter/engraver. The problem is that when I save the object as .svg and output it to the laser, it changes the size. The attached picture illustrates this. I have two objects created exactly the same way in AI and AD. Both are 3" x 3" and use 0.25 points for the lines. The output from AI is exactly 3" x 3". The output from AD is a little more than 1/16" larger than the 3" x 3" as can be seen here. This makes AD entirely useless for my needs and I must now go back and grovel to Adobe.
  4. There appears to be no way to constrain the output from AD to the size of the object as drawn. In AI, when I draw something at, say 3" x 3", the output (.svg file) can be used to print the object on a laser printer accurately. The resulting object is 3" x 3". In AD, it is somewhat larger - nearly 1/8" greater then 3"x 3". See photo, below: I cannot use AD in my work because of this flaw.
  5. Got a Lasercutter, Rayjet, Trotec. To Cut and Engrave i need a Vector output from AD. In Corel it works if i use Hairlines in clean RGB Red or Black and if the workspace is the same as the printer workspace. in Serif Draw it works since it support hairlines. All other software like illustrator exports pixelgraphics to the Printer which was ignore by the Laserprinterdriver. Please release Hairlines as Vector output to use it for Lasercutting
  6. I miss the function 0.001 mm or 0.003 pt line setting for laser and mill-chut/mill. In Affinity Designer 1.4.1. is just a line with 0,1 pt possible. It would be great to have this function to use in svg and eps... We have a huge community of creative crafters, who loves pinterest and using laser and milling. Lovely greetings from Germany – Berlin.
  7. David

    RayGuns

    First in my series of RayGuns: Noisy Cricket from Men in Black.
  8. I understand how to connect two pencil lines on their ends, but is it possible to connect the end of one to the middle of another? I am a newb working with AD to make files for laser cutting wood veneer. While using the pencil to trace a photo, I wish to connect the lines so as to 1) make shapes that I can fill and/or copy and 2) make sure the line does not end before/after the other one (and will then laser cut correctly). Thank you for your suggestions.
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