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I can't snap objects to a diagonal line in Affinity Designer

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As a hobby, I make metro maps in Affinity Designer. I frequently work with 45 and 90 degree angles, and I rely heavily on the snapping feature.

I just started a new project, and for some reason objects aren't snapping to the center of a diagonal line. They snap to the center of a horizontal and vertical line, but when I move a circle over to a diagonal one, nothing. No lines, nothing happens. I've tested every single snapping setting and nothing has worked. I attached the grid settings, as I was told that was most likely the root of the problem. Is there anything I've done that's caused this and how do I get it to snap again?


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You can use the distribute options to place a node at the mid point of a line/curve. If the line is diagonal use both the horizontal and vertical distribute options. From there a circle should snap to that node. You have to have the top node, bottom node, and the node you want centred to be able to use the distribute options.



Thanks @Alfred¬†ūüėČ

If you want the node to be placed anywhere else on the line just use shift and drag the node to any point on that 45¬ļ line.

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