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  1. Is it possible to draw a single point in AD? As in, a single point, not attached to a path? Or is there another way to create an object to snap to that is a single point only - perhaps a small circle and snapping to its centre? I have a complex drawing of a building to create, and need to align many irregular points into a triangular 'grid'. Because the grid is 'wrapped' onto the building, the triangles are not a uniform size or shape. It is critical for my project that they are actually triangles (3 points only, though the sides can be curved). My first attempt was to draw in the lines across the whole building and then use their (expanded) stroke to 'punch' out the triangles. This worked visually, but any inaccuracy in the meeting points of the lines created 'clipped corners' on the main triangles, and small triangles in the joins. After a few attempts, I think an approach could be to mark the intersection points on the grid, and then use those to snap the points along the lines, to ensure they cross accurately. This seems easy enough, except I can't think of a way to create a single snapping point that's not on a path. Lastly, I need to place many hundreds (maybe thousands!) of these points manually, so a solution would need to be reasonably streamlined to be practical. Any ideas? Thanks in advance!
  2. Hello, I've been facing this issue for around a year, I was thinking to post it, but may be somebody didn't notice and still exists. If you press space while drawing any shape, that let's you re-position the shape without confirming the shaping with releasing mouse. This is a great feature in PS and in AD too.. I have seen in AP too but there it has some issue too. Please take a look at video (screen recording) I did it for a quick demo. If i dont' press the space, I can't relocate my shape before final mouse release, and If do, the shape starts snapping in some angle (0, 45, 90) and so on. I've even turned off snapping. Kindly disable all snapping when "snapping is turned off" and specially which space bar.. or add it on later moving with mouse with combination of Ctrl, or shift. Thank you. Affinity Designer 2_5_2019 8_37_19 PM.mp4
  3. See screenshot. Why on Earth has it suddenly started snapping on a weird axis? Been working on this document a while now and it's just started doing it. Any help would be much appreciated! Sam
  4. The snapping works fine and corrects itself to 0,0 of the artboard, but the visual grid doesn't transform. Added some pics for clarification
  5. Greetings, I am having trouble snapping shapes to a curve. Is this possible? (In my screenshot, I am attempting to snap the rotated rectangle to the curve it’s close to, but can’t.)
  6. Publisher 1.7.1.404, Windows 10 Home 1903. When Preview Mode is OFF I can only snap to Column/Row Guides when Only Snap To Visible Objects is switched ON even though the Column/Row Guides are visible. When Preview Mode is ON I cannot snap to Column/Row Guides at all no matter if Only Snap To Visible Objects is ON or OFF. See attached GIF. When Preview Mode is ON I think snapping to Column/Row Guides should be allowed if Snap To Guides is ON and Only Snap To Visible Objects is switched OFF. This would make page layout much easier as there would be less switching back and forth to/from Preview Mode.
  7. I build Tessellations using Affinity Design in normal mode (not Isometric). To do this, I create Shapes, adjust their size + arrange them to build a Pattern: So that the Shapes snap within a Pattern and so that the Pattern when duplicated, snaps within a Tessellation (as demonstrated in the 3 images below) Below I describe my workflow followed by questions looking to make my process more efficient. WORKFLOW Step #1 - Find Shape Dimensions for Pattern To find the dimensions of the Shapes within the Pattern, I: Create the Shapes, then I Adjust the constrained size + Rotate + Move the Shapes so they snap to each other (this provides the necessary Shape dimensions to fit within the Pattern) Step #2 - Find Shape Dimensions for Tessellation as well The dimensions of the Shapes must snap within the Tessellation too - so I: Duplicate the same Pattern (from step #1) as many times necessary so the duplicates fully surround all sides of the Original single Pattern, then I Adjust the constrained size of the Shapes so that all shapes snap to each other within both the Pattern + Tessellation (this provides the Shape dimensions within the Tessellation) Step #3- Erase the erroneous, extra Shapes that don't fit within both the Pattern & Tessellation Once the Shape dimensions are final (they snap within both the Pattern and the Tessellation), I erase the erroneous, duplicate Patterns, keeping only the Pattern with the correct Shape dimensions that snap within both the Pattern and Tessellation. Step #4- Merge the Patterns into images rather than shapes (so document 's size don't hinder its agility) Once the erroneous Patterns are deleted, I: Duplicate the Pattern one time Hide the Original Pattern Merge the Duplicated Pattern Step #5- Create the Tessellation Duplicate the Merged Pattern enough times so it fills the entire canvas, creating a non-heavy tessellation QUESTIONS for: Steps #1 and #2, is there a more efficient workflow to adjusting the constrained shape sizes, rotating and moving them so one can learn if they fit into both the *Pattern* and *Tessellation* at once? (rather than having to go through both steps). Ideally, I'd create the Shapes & fill with their corresponding image as usual - but then Adjust, Rotate and Move the Shapes within the Pattern and Tessellation so they snap to eachother in one step. Also, this more efficient workflow would allow me to skip Step #3 that would have multiple erroneous shape sizes [How] can I use the isometric panel for this? Step #3, is there a different format or method I can use so that the repeated, individual Shapes and Patterns don't reduce the document's agility? Otherwise, when making modifications the document's large size hinders its speed. Also, if I don't merge the patterns into images, when returning to the document for any additional modifications, I can avoid having to re-create the tessellation. Thank you so much for any feedback or guidance.
  8. I cannot figure out how to COMPLETELY turn snapping of for the Polygonal Lasso tool. It's difficult to describe so I've included images. Basically, if I turn all snapping off in Photoshop I can Lasso select between pixels which is truly free selecting. When I try this in Affinity Photo it snaps by pixel, there is no "between the pixels". Please refer to the images to see what I'm trying to say. I need Affinity to stop snapping to pixels and let me select the way Photoshop does.
  9. When trying to align artboards with the help of snapping I get very inconsistent behaviour (with snapping turned on, of course). For example: I have four square artboards with precisely the same dimensions and I want to arrange them in a square (like this : : ) with a distance of 10px between each artboard. I place the top left first, take the second - top right - and get snapping guides to align it. Once I take the third artboard - bottom left -, I get no snapping guides at all. It doesn't align with either of the before placed artboards. Only if I deselect it, select another artboard first, then select the one I want to move again I get snapping. But even then it is not consistent. In addition, it would be wonderful if snapping between arboards would take all gaps and sizes into account. If I, for example, have three artboards arranged like this : . and I want the distance between the top and bottom to be the same as between the bottom left and right. Please let me know if I have missed something and this is already a feature. Thanks in advance!
  10. Hi, I am having issues with grid snapping in isometric view with a second artboard Create a new document Type: Web, Page Preset WXGA (1280 x 800, 16:10), Create Artboard Checked. Enable Snapping, choose only Snap to Grid. In Isometric studio, click Modify Grid... Choose Preset: Isometric 64x32 Pixel Isometric (with Planes) In Isometric Studio, Current plane choose Top With the rectangle tool draw a rectangle. the rectangle snaps to the isometric gridlines, as expected. If Front or Side plane is chosen, and a rectangle is drawn, snap to those grids also works as expected. Choose the Artboard tool and click on Insert Artboard in the context menu. On the new artboard, repeat steps #3 to #6, except the drawn rectangle does not snap to the gridlines anymore. I have attached a sample file (see below the images) with the issue, created with the above steps. Can anyone confirm they are getting the same behaviour? Second Artboard Iso Grid Snap.afdesign
  11. Hello everyone! This is another feature request. I'd like to request a feature that lets users of Designer and Photo use tools in a straight way when holding shift. For example, when I want to draw a straight line, holding down shift should draw a line between starting point and current cursor location. This behaviour should be added to other tools as well. If I want to use the "Smudge Brush Tool" or the "Inpainting Brush Tool" in a straight way, there is currently no way of doing so that I'm aware of. Adding shift + alt for snapping to multiples of 45° between starting point and current cursor location could be very useful as well. Also, I do know about left clicking using the "Paint Brush Tool", then holding shift and clicking at the end point to get a straight line. But this behaviour is limited to that tool and you don't get a live preview of the line or snapping to multiples of 90° or 45°. The "Free hand Selection Tool" includes a similar feature to the one that I just requested. The difference is that the existing feature doesn't use the cursor location when left mouse clicking for its starting point, but rather the cursor location when starting to hold shift. This does make sense for that specific tool, but I think other tools would benefit from a set starting point at the time when mouse left is clicked. And that existing feature doesn't seem to have any snapping options either, which could be useful sometimes. Best wishes, Shu
  12. Okay, I thought this would be easy to figure out, even without the ability to use the AP Help (which doesn't work), but alas, I can't figure out how to draw a simple, solid, 100% opaque 1-pixel line in Affinity Photo. I tried the Pen tool, but it only allows me to set the width in points, which results in a semi-transparent line with anti-aliased edges. If I set the line to "1 pt" I get a relatively clean, 1-pixel line but it's semi-transparent. Not what I want! Can I set the line tool to pixels instead of points? I tried typing in "1 px" where it says "1 pt" but it just randomly changed it to "0.8 pt" when I hit Enter. Speaking of which, that interface is a bit messy. When I click inside a field there I see double of what was in that field, plus it's really hard to read due to the white text on light gray background. In Photoshop this is very easy, and I can set whether the line is drawn as a vector object, or as pixels, and I can set the line width in pixels or points. Am I not able to do something similar in Affinity Photo? How do I draw a simple, crisp, 100% opaque, 1-pixel straight line in Affinity Photo?
  13. Hey everyone! When snapping some windows together and snapping them to the left or right, their vertical arrangement gets inverted. I am using 1.7, macOS 10.13.6. This happens for both Designer and Photo. Best wishes, Shu
  14. I've recently bought Affinity Designer, so I'm not really familiar with all of its tools and features yet. I'm trying to make a logo for myself, but I ran into a problem. What I'm trying to achieve is to get the circled corner of my selection to snap the the bottom right corner of the black outlined rectangle while the width of my selection stays 110 points and the corners are all 90 degrees. Basically, what I want is to lock the width of my selection at 110 points and grab the circled corner, rotate the selection from its origin point and have its height automatically adjusted when I make it snap to the the corner of the other rectangle. (I see I didn't had the "Enable Transform Origin" visible when I made the screenshot. It's where the corners of both the selection and the other rectangle meet in the upper left corner.) I hope the issue I'm having here is clear.
  15. Hi, I would like to align (snap) to objects that have different angles. Basically I have a geometric figure (a triangle) and I would like to add a rectangle to its border, but I'm not able to match the angles. Any idea ? Thank you for your help
  16. Hello Community, I've already asked that in the past and saw others complain about it, but there does not seem a real solution? However when I watch video tutorials from other professionals, I don't see them having the issue with snapping: I want to snap two objects together, but I mostly end up with a thin line between them. 1) Here you can see my current snapping options. Also I've created a black rectangle 2) I duplicate the rectangle and "try" to snap both together. 3) Once I let go of the mouse, I end up with the fine thin line inbetween the rectangles 4) When I export it, it looks like this: I have no idea what to do about it, but I really have run out of energy on this one .... Can anyone help out here?
  17. Right now panels can snap into place horizontally but if I have a large screen it would be nice if I could put several panels side by side and then they would move when I resize the window.
  18. Greetings, I hope, this is actually a missing feature and not just a feature I missed. I find myself often wanting to readjust a previously created artboard to fit an object (shape, image, etc.) but without snapping this becomes messy everytime. Being able to make artboards snap would make this kind of work way smoother. Until this feature will be available I'll have to live with the workaround of moving the object outside the artboards and then creating a new artboard (funny enough when creating a new artboard snapping to object works fine, so why doesn't it work when readjusting?) Actually this feature would be a request for every affinity product that features artboards and snapping Thanks for reading!
  19. Hi, I was trying to create pixel art objects then having problem removing gaps between squares. The thing is, after creating the squares and managed to arrange them (with snapping enabled), I found there are very thin lines between every square. And when zooming, they still exist. Which is, very disturbing. BTW, Every block is in whole pixels. Any idea how to fix this? Thanks! Tree.afdesign
  20. I want to snap to the outer side of the circle. This is a stroke from a curve. As you can see in the video the pen tool won't snap to the stroke. Even with all snapping settings on. Does anyone know how this comes? Or is this feature not implemented jet in Affinity Designer? Thanks for answering, Tom snapping-to-strokes-not-working.mov
  21. I have searched for a solution to this, but maybe I am not using the right keywords, or the right approach to the problem at all... I have two paths, A and B. The node at the end of B, when I create it, is "snapped" to the path of A somewhere near the middle. However if I alter path A, I would like for the end of path B to move along with it... a sort of "persistent snapping, if you will". Instead, path B stays put and a gap opens between the two paths. See the attached screenshot for an example. Is there some way to achieve this? Perhaps a different approach to that which I'm using? It would really help a lot when I go in to "clean up" my paths after a first cut. Thanks... Jon
  22. Can I enable (if such a feature exists) assisted drawing for Affinity Designer for iPad? I want to be able to use the pencil tool (with Apple Pen), with isometric grid enabled, to draw along the lines of the grid. This will greatly assist me in creating isometric objects. Tried most of the tutorials on https://affinity.serif.com/en-us/tutorials/designer/ipad/ but none seem to cover the topic I am looking for. Below is sample of a simple isometric box I am trying to draw. It looks hideous. Any assistance? Regards, asdutoit
  23. Hey, I want to snap the corner of the following triangle to the corner of the other shape displayed. I tried fiddling around with the snapping tool but when I align the shapes and press shift it always overlaps and doesn't connect the corner. Any tips would be highly appreciated!
  24. Hi! I am quite new to the world of design and I'd like to pursue it as a hobby. I found out about affinity designer and i LOVE it so far. However I've noticed q lot of times while playing around with it, that sometimes the "snap" does not properly work, or at least I might not use it properly and therefore always do the same mistake: Whenever I create a symmetrical image, I first create half of the grafic and then copy paste and mirror it to get the image I want. In 90% of the cases though, I end up with the shapes not being perfectly together and it results in a gap between the images. I mostlay always discover it at the end, because I use a helper line which covers the gap. Is there an easy technique which allows me to fix this? I've tried to break both curves and then join the top and bottom nodes, but nothing happens. Also when trying to "snap" both nodes on top of each other, I can't get rid of the gap. I'd be grateful for any advice.
  25. Hello! Often there can be the situation that you want to move (more exact: translate) selected object(s) by some distance given by other existing objects/snappable targets on the artboard. I'd like to propose a very simple way to achieve this - by being able to use the Center as a handle. See attached image. Maybe holding CTRL while dragging the Center could invoke this 'locked' mode. Most 3d graphics apps have an Axis tripod (= the analogy to the Center here), and in some (Cinema 4D, Rhino, Softimage, ...) the axis can be used in the exact same way. It's called "temporary pivot", or "working pivot". Very useful! Example: imagine a ladder, with equidistant rungs. One rung is missing, and you want to copy the neighbour rung to fill the hole. How would you get the right snapping distance quickly? With this method, it'd be simple. The Center, by now, is used to 'assist' Rotate and Scale. It could easily be utilized to assist with Move, too. Hope it's clear. Thanks for considering!
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