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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.
Affects: Designer (Mac/Windows) Photo (Mac/Windows) Issue: Objects can go beyond the set decimal place you set in the preferences and will never be displayed, which can cause issues because you may never know that something is not on a whole pixel if you have your decimal place set low. This leads exports sometimes being the incorrect size or items not lining up perfectly. I know there is the snapping option to set to whole pixels, but this does not seem to work if you have an object already on a non-whole pixel or you type in a value with a decimal place. Suggestion: I'm not sure how this should be addressed, but I think there should be an option or something that forces objects to not go beyond what you have set. If it does, then it should just round to your set decimal place.