Jump to content

Recommended Posts

This is about the only thing that still prevents me from ditching Corel Draw in favor of Affinity Designer. 

The ability to add configurable snapped dimension lines ( that auto-dimension as needed) is essential to my use case...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't understand why dimensional tools aren't provided. Any drawing usually starts with dimensional requirements and then as the project progresses it is often necessary to make measurements or re-scale ensure that key features are within bounds.  Please Please Please add a full set of dimension tools.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don’t know why my earlier reply been deleted by Serif, but, I must insist that you can’t compair 700$ Corel Draws functionalties with Affinity Designers (25-50$)...

You pay more for Corel Draw just BECAUSE it has the tool you need...

But, for me, Affinity Suite is more than enough...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@AffinityMakesMeSmile

This post by rt-it (and it's subsequent replies) are in the Feedback section. The users here are asking for a new feature to be added or expressing surprise at the current feature set or functionality. That is the exact purpose of this forum section.

Your earlier post was hidden as you effectively told a user off for asking for a feature using the mechanism we have provided for users to do that, and was out of order. Your more recent post is much better as it explains why they may be disappointed when features are compared side by side, but I would suggest users can request whatever they like irrespective of how much Serif chooses to charge. Just because the Affinity Suite is "more than enough" for you does not mean that it is finished, or we would not have the feedback section.

Please do not post into the feedback section telling others that they are wrong to ask or expect changes. That is not what other customers should do.


Patrick Connor
Serif Europe Ltd

Latest releases on each platform 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Allow me to second that emotion. Setting scale units is a key feature in drawing anything that doesn't live on a piece of paper. Even large scale printing (billboards, posters, wall art, vehicle wraps) is difficult to do without some reference to measurements in meatspace. I'm just getting started and loving the software as a whole (leaving Corel Suite after 18 years) but I instantly had to pull out my calculator to dimension a floor plan I'm working on for an event venue.

Add my vote in favor of adding the ability to edit the scale units on dimension tools in Designer!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As an aside, the way I work around no dimension setting on other software, and something that works well here, is to set up a drawing space big enough to handle your drawing at an easy scale to manage in your head (e.g. .1" = 1" or 1" = 1' or that metric thing :) ) then after the drawing is done, scale the whole thing to something that fits on the output medium you need to print on. Much faster than getting out the calculator every you need a new measurement. (The project I mentioned above was an existing document that I brought over from CorelDraw to use in a document, so the page was already done and I didn't want to tear it all apart.) It seems that max sheet size is 71.111ft x 71.111ft (2167.47cm) which gives you a lot of room to get to an easy-to-convert scale.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 5/27/2020 at 11:44 AM, DutchDude said:

Yep. Need it!! 

AND a way to adjust the drawing to scale. So that I can measure meters on an A4 page.

Definitely!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Please note the Annual Company Closure section in the Terms of Use. These are the Terms of Use you will be asked to agree to if you join the forum. | Privacy Policy | Guidelines | We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.