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Repeatedly apply a tranlation to the same or different object


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Illustrator has a nice dialogue box for applying a precise translation across and up the page. The translation can then be repeated (on any object) using Cmd-D (Mac). Can one do something similar in Affinity Designer?

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Welcome to the Serif Affinity forums.

  1. Create an object.
  2. Duplicate it using Ctrl+J (Windows) or Cmd+J (Mac). I'll call this Duplicate-1.
  3. Move Duplicate-1, either manually or by changing the values in the Transform panel.
  4. While you still have Duplicate-1 selected, Ctrl/Cmd+J again. This will create Duplicate-2, translated by the same amount from Duplicate-1 as Duplicate-1 was translated from the original object.

The function is called Power Duplicate.

Help: https://affinity.help/designer/English.lproj/pages/ObjectControl/duplicate.html

-- Walt
Designer, Photo, and Publisher V1 and V2 at latest retail and beta releases
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Thank you. That is useful but I wanted to be able to do something more general: having applied a transformation (in particular, a translation) to an object (either manually or by entering numerical values), I want to be able to apply that same transformation to any other object, not just to the image of the original object.

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You're welcome. 

I don't think what you want exists in the Affinity suite.

-- Walt
Designer, Photo, and Publisher V1 and V2 at latest retail and beta releases
PC:
    Desktop:  Windows 11 Pro, version 23H2, 64GB memory, AMD Ryzen 9 5900 12-Core @ 3.00 GHz, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 

    Laptop:  Windows 11 Pro, version 23H2, 32GB memory, Intel Core i7-10750H @ 2.60GHz, Intel UHD Graphics Comet Lake GT2 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU.
iPad:  iPad Pro M1, 12.9": iPadOS 17.3, Apple Pencil 2, Magic Keyboard 
Mac:  2023 M2 MacBook Air 15", 16GB memory, macOS Sonoma 14.3.1

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