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There is no way to change the 15º snap using the shift key, although that would be a nice feature. You can however use the transform panel to rotate an object. You can also rotate the object around any of the 9 anchor points on the anchor point selector on the transform panel. You can apply all of this to duplicates to make some cool designs, you can also use the transform origin to rotate around.

https://affinity.help/photo/English.lproj/pages/Panels/transformPanel.html

https://affinity.serif.com/en-gb/tutorials/designer/desktop/video/301620265/

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To add a litte to what firstdefence said above, if you want to rotate lots of layers in the same way by using the Transform Panel (or otherwise) you can select them all and use the Transform Objects Separately feature (it’s a button on the Context Toolbar), see attached short video.
P.S. I agree that being able to change the 15 degree snap value in the Preferences would be a useful thing.

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4 hours ago, firstdefence said:

You can also rotate the object around any of the 9 anchor points on the anchor point selector on the transform panel.

And also around any arbitrary point inside or outside the document boundaries by clicking the Enable Transform Origin button on the context toolbar & dragging the origin icon (looks like a circle with a cross in it) to wherever you want.

The Transform panel also accepts expressions so it is possible to enter "R:" values like 360/11 to rotate to angles that can't be entered accurately any other way.

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Thank you guys.
I know I can do with transform panel manually.
I asking this for someone who switched from Inkscape.
He creates documentation of paper crafts that requires to set curves/objects to certain angle a lot.
Inkscape has this.

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