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  1. I really liked how the nested symbols are supposed to work but when I try to do it some of the symbols used disappear in the library as well as on the canvas. Also there seems to be some more problem with not being able to grab any new symbols on to the canvas for a while and the pointer becomes locked in a different state when hovering over the symbols. This time I also got some rendering problems after creating a new symbol of symbols as can be seen in the attached image. It can also be seen how the remains of the symbols that disappeared have become empty in the library. The problem occurs when creating symbols of other symbols so to recreate the problem just randomly create symbols using a few different symbols. Once a symbol disappear it can not be undone. I first noticed the problem when making a header menu and when I changed the shape or if it was the color of one of the nested symbols the symbol broke and some of the parts disappeared. I would love to see this fixed since I really appreciate this software as a whole. I am currently using: Affinity Designer 1.6.1 macOS High Sierra Version 10.13.5
  2. There is a bug, that occured when I tried to copy an Object, from which I generated a Symbol into an other document. I realized, that the object was still marked as symbol after I did the copy. Within the symbols tool window of the new document, the symbol was not listed. When I tried to delete the symbol state, the application crashed immediately. On restart, Affinity restored the work I did, but took up a lot of cpu power, so my fan started to spin like crazy. Finally, the application crashed again. On second restart, Affinity designer worked normal.
  3. Hey everyone! I hope this is not intentional, so I post this in bug reports. When you have symbols in a group and create a symbol of that group, everything will keep working at first. You can still change the original symbols and those changes will be reflected in their instances. However, when I delete the parent symbol, all the layers it contains will lose their instanced connection to their symbol. I attached a test file that shows this. If you delete 01_Tile from the Symbols window, "Mirroring" will lose the connections to its instances. Best wishes, Shu EDIT: I am using Affinity Designer 1.6.0 test.afdesign
  4. hperticarati

    Symbols being unlinked without reason

    I've been making some experiments, trying to design a new version to the open source software Inkscape. For that, I'm using symbols feature a lot: I have an artboard with the icons I'm designing, and another artboard with the actual UI where they are used. All my icons are symbols, and I copy them to the other artboard, so I can look at my icon set as whole, but I can also look at he icons applied to the UI. Using symbols inside constraint groups are not being as delightful as it could be (I have another opened thread about this: ) But now I'm facing a whole new problem with symbols: All symbols in one of the artboards are spontaneously disconnecting from the "master symbol", so if I change one icon, the change won't appear in the UI. Apparently, this could have happened when duplicating the UI artboard a couple of times. Unfortunately, it is a very tedious task to start replacing all the icons manually. Had anybody hear passed by a similar situation?
  5. epopomot

    Bug when adding symbol

    Hi there Whenever I try to add a symbol from the symbols panel by clicking and dragging, it adds thousands of symbols in a drag along the mouse path This then causes designer to crash Seriously annoying - is this a known issue? Cheers
  6. Hello, I have found one small issue today: 1) Create a box and fill it with red color 2) Create Global color with red color (name it RED) and make sure it's assigned to that box 3) Create new Symbol from this box 4) Insert couple of box Symbols to documents 5) Edit red Global color and make it yellow. Confirm the change. All boxes should now be yellow. 6) Press Cmd+Z to undo the change -> You should notice that the Global color reverts back to red, but only the first appearance of box Symbol is now red. All other Symbols remained yellow (even if it looks like the RED global color is still assigned). Also it seems that from now on all Symbols are detached. Affinity Designer 1.5.5 Thanks Petr global-color-issue.afdesign
  7. 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.
  8. Alright, So when I drag an asset I've made that contains multiple copies of a symbol each copy of the symbol is imported individually. So now I have however many copies of identical symbols, and editing one will not affect the others at all (as they are separate, individual, symbols now). Is there anyway around this that I just haven't thought of?
  9. I'm not sure whether this is me not understanding symbols properly or not, however, when I have Synchronise selected and have Power Duplicated a Symbol updating one of the symbols with a new colour only updates the symbols following the selected one. 1) Open the Symbols tab 2) Draw an elipse and fill with a red 3) Click on Create, the Symbol is created in the tab 4) Ctrl+J this symbol and drag to one side 5) Ctrl+J to Power duplicate the symbol the same distance as the second symbol 6) Ctrl+J a few more times 7) Select the fifth (random number but not the first three) 8) Change the colour Observe: The later symbols update as does the Symbol in the Symbols tab but the first few do not there is a redraw issue which can be overcome by zooming the workspace. See screenshots:
  10. I really like the responsiveness and immediate feedback about symbols in Affinity. But managing them is not as easy as it could be, much of that happens because of the lack of some functionalities in Symbols panel. What I'd love to see in an updated version of the Symbols Panel: List view Custom categories to groups symbols Search bar Ordering options: manual, alphabetical Easier renaming: select one, double click the name, and when finished, press tab to rename the next one Features to manage symbols in the artboard: Contextual menu to replace a selected instance of a symbol in the artboard by another one on the library Option to, when cmd+click on the symbol, do not select it's layers, but the whole symbol. (This is useful when you want to select a symbol inside a complex hierarchy of groups and layers, but do not want to edit the symbol.) Other advanced features Ability to nest symbols inside symbols Ability to override nested symbols Well, this is what I'd like to see regarding symbols. I hope that this adds something to the discussion about the roadmap.
  11. Hello, The symbols feature is completely unusable. As I see by other posts it was released in like pre-alpha state. You just can't use Affinity Designer for UI/UX without it. Please see attached video of one of the various bugs your QA for whatever reason was unable to find. The question in title is not rhetorical. ad_symbols_bug.mov
  12. 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, and the symbol itself is inside another constraints group, you can be sure that suddenly Affinity Designer will crash. I'm so frustrated right now... File attached, for reference. Please, could anyone open it and check if it's ok in your machines? I'm using a Mac OS X 10.13.3 Beta (this used to happen before the beta too). New Inkscape - 06.afdesign
  13. Hello, I'm playing with symbols and constraints to make some kind of a framework. Both work well but I'm facing a problem with rounded edges. They are in percent and I need them to be in px, because each time I resize, let's say, a form input, it resizes the rounded edges too. Here is an example of what's happening : http://jmp.sh/G8Mu132 Is there a way to lock the radius to it doesn't adapt to the shape size ? Thanks
  14. 1. Create symbol containing text 2. Stop synching 3. Change symbol colour 4. Reactivate synching > Expected behavior: Everything except the color should be synching. > What happens: Text no longer synchronizes across instances.
  15. Hi everyone ! Symbol panel is empty, like you can see in the attached images. Is it a bug ? And, yes ! it's in portuguese, that's my home language. Data: MacBook Retina 15" (macOS Sierra 10.12.6) Last version from MAS. Regards, Jefferson.
  16. Hi guys, At the moment I'm fighting with the theme of assets, symbols and grouping in the Affinity Designer. Compared to the illustrator, Affinity has revolutionized the handling of symbols and I am "relatively" satisfied with the available tools, but there is still room for improvement! I've been looking for the same ideas for a long time. There are many suggestions with different content and it is very difficult to follow them, so I do not know whether there have been similar proposals or not. So, let's go! With the identical objects I was able to help myself with assets and symbols, but when it comes to working on other forms in a group simultaneously, it's over with fun. Replacing symbols or objects with inheritance of their original size and position is not possible in Affinity Designer or I haven't found a function for it yet. I have found a good example of how such a thing can or has been realized in Microsoft Powerpoint (2013). It is not a real illustration program but the simple way to modify objects is unsurpassed! Please have a look at the examples here and I am curious about your review. Is this a "Nice to Have" feature for you or a feature that allows you to work quickly, effectively and flexibly? Or is such a feature already in your portfolio? Here you will find some visual examples without the generation of symbols "cloning" like in AD: Objects can be modified individually or together in a group. Different objects can be modified together Objects can be replaced together or independently. The size, position and rotation of the original object is taken over. Just a very simple drawing like the pentaptych or tryptichon is a challenge in AD An example of how PowerPoint works. Try to do this in AD with symbols at the same time and then replace them afterwards. In addition, AD (such as Adobe Illustrator CC and Incscape. With the exception of the CAD programs, because it would be fatal) a strange feature to deform the symbol duplicates (which are changed in their aspect ratio) during rotation. It is also not possible to edit the symbols in the "quasi" mask group, since this group is converted to a solid layer.
  17. Hi Text used in symbols is not printed correctly. The space between the letters is messed up. It looks fine on the screen. Using the same font in a text block works fine. When I export the file as a PDF the text is not readable anymore. See attached photo/screenshots Thanks for help
  18. Heyo guys there are a couple of symbols in my project. I have combined a few of them into a group and created out of this group a new symbol (let’s call it symbolgroup). I want to add a new object into this symbolgroup. For example I create an rectangle and move this rectangle object in the layer panel into the symbolgroup – that work’s fine and every instance of the symbol group is updated properly. Now this new object I want to add is a symbol itself. When I move it in the symbolgroup the new symbol appears with unlinked attributes and no other instance of this symbolgroup is updated with the added symbol. Is there any way to do that, so that the added symbol has no unlinked attributes and every instance of the symbolgroup is updated? Because that didn’t worked the way I needed it, I tried to detach the symbolgroup, add the new symbol to the normal group and create out of this group a symbol again. But when I try to detach the symbolgroup every symbol in this group is also detached. So, is there a way to detach only the ‘parent’ symbol and none of the ‘child’-symbols? I have attached a file which illustrates the problem. Thank you guys for any help! Cheers! Symbol Test File.afdesign
  19. Heyo guys there are a couple of symbols in my project. I have combined a few of them into a group and created out of this group a new symbol (let’s call it symbolgroup). I want to add a new object into this symbolgroup. For example I create an rectangle and move this rectangle object in the layer panel into the symbolgroup – that work’s fine and every instance of the symbol group is updated properly. Now this new object I want to add is a symbol itself. When I move it in the symbolgroup the new symbol appears with unlinked attributes and no other instance of this symbolgroup is updated with the added symbol. Is there any way to do that, so that the added symbol has no unlinked attributes and every instance of the symbolgroup is updated? Because that didn’t worked the way I needed it, I tried to detach the symbolgroup, add the new symbol to the normal group and create out of this group a symbol again. But when I try to detach the symbolgroup every symbol in this group is also detached. So, is there a way to detach only the ‘parent’ symbol and none of the ‘child’-symbols? I have attached a file which illustrates the problem. Thank you guys for any help! Cheers! Symbol Test File.afdesign
  20. Applying a live perspective filter to a symbol in Affinity Photo causes Affinity Designer to crash upon opening the file in question. However, you can still open said file with Affinity Photo. Steps to create the issue: Create an Affinity Designer document. Create a later with some sublayers and make that top layer a symbol. Save the file. Open the saved file with Affinity Photo and apply a live perspective filter to the symbol. Save the file. Try to open the file with Affinity Designer and it will immediately crash. I have attached a file that is in the state after completing step 3 above. test.afdesign
  21. What do you think about a gradient that uses steps and symbol instances instead of colour/alpha values? Basic settings would be: x distance, y distance. Each with the basic gradient controller the apps already have. At its most basic it would serve screen printers well by having circles go from scale 100% to scale 0% with the same control as the gradient tool. A sibling if you will. For replication it could have a drag well to drag symbols and other objects into. At its other end the behaviour along the gradient modifier could be scriptable. As an example: Scale instance object down from 80% to 20% but stop scaling the outline at 50%. Symbols instanced along a controllable path would be a great addition even without the scripting for most users.
  22. I love the symbols functionality but it's horrible to replace existing objects with symbols. I'm often creating graphs in R exported as SVG then I use Designer to layout, resize, ect for a final product. For example, I can export a scatterplot from R. Say I want to resize all the points and rotate them. Before symbols I would have to adjust each individual point. Symbols help because you can make adjustments to theoretically one point once all the symbols are created. Recently, I've been manually replacing each point with its "symbol" version but this also takes a long time and requires checking the coordinates every time. It would be fantastic if you could convert basic objects, like rectangles, lines, ect to an existing symbol. It might require checking that the object and symbol are actually the same except position or fitting the symbol to the object's dimensions. But since I'm replacing matching objects, this is never a problem for me. This feature would help me a ton. I have actually spent hours replacing simple objects with symbols because I knew I needed all the objects to match but didn't know the exact specifications beforehand to change each object individually.
  23. Napperkt

    Adding Symbols into Symbols

    I am working on an UX Design and created a symbol roughly translated into "Background-Frame" that is used across several UX Mockup Screenshots. I also created a bunch of Button-Symbols like "add", "edit", "settings". I now realized that the "settings" button should always be at the exact same spot in the frame so I thought - ok - let's move it into the "Background-Frame" symbol by dragging the "settings" symbol into "Background-Frame" symbol in the layer panel. While that works this action is not synced into the other "Background-Frame" instances. Yes - "Sync" is on for symbols. Dragging a regular rectangle into the symbol works just fine. It seems to be a bug that is triggered when symbols are dragged into symbols. Is this something that will get fixed eventually? Symbols within symbols are quite cool!
  24. I'm trying to use the Symbols feature, however I can't find how to switch on the symbols panel that I see on video tutorials. Any help please?
  25. Hello guys! I want to align an object or objects (be shapes, symbols, etc) along a path. Something like dragging my object over a curve and have it snap on it on the object's active anchor point, or the closest point in the bounding box. But I can't figure it out. Is this even possible? I tried with "snap to object geometry" but it doesn't do what I want to achieve, or I can't find a way to make it happen. Any suggestions? Many thanks!
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