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Fill Mode Winding (Non Zero) bug (1.8.2.620)

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Hi all!
Is there a way to apply winding (non-zero) as the default fill mode?

In version 1.8.0 after 'subtract', I don't need to do a 'reverse curve' when I apply winding (non-zero) mode but in version 1.8.2 I have to do it. I think this is a bug.

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Hi Herlan,
Unfortunately you've been a little bit vague as to what the actual problem you're encountering is. If you could record a video or add some steps that would help us a lot. However from what I can see this is not a bug. When using Winding it is important to know the direction of the curve as that will depend on which areas get filled and which don't. There was a fix in 1.8 that meant that Reverse Curve would only reverse a single curve instead of all the curves (as that made the option useless). Please see below for some more information on Winding mode.
https://www.sitepoint.com/understanding-svg-fill-rule-property/

 

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Hi Sean P,

Actually I prefer to work in Winding (non-zero) mode because I need curves in the counter direction to work with Fontlab. But I did not find a way to make Winding (non-zero) mode can be used as the default fill mode.

The problem in version 1.8.2 is, after I do "subtract", then I have to change the fill mode to "winding" and again I have to change the direction of one of them. That's too troublesome.

In version 1.8.0 after changing the fill mode to "winding" I no longer need to change the direction.

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In Inkscape, I only need to set this once. In Illustrator also only need to set it once. But in AD the setting will return to "Alternate" when I create a new object. This is very troublesome.

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Ahh ok - now I see what you mean. We do actually have it logged with development that Winding should be retained after a Boolean operation. I'll get your comments passed on. Thank you. :) 

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17 hours ago, Sean P said:

Winding should be retained after a Boolean operation

And I want Winding (Non-Zero) to be the default Fill Mode in Affinity Designer. Or at least I can set it as my "default".

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I'd also really appreciate if this was an option

On 3/21/2020 at 3:49 AM, herlan said:

And I want Winding (Non-Zero) to be the default Fill Mode in Affinity Designer. Or at least I can set it as my "default".

 

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