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If it is a simple thing, not a group, then you can use the Add from Layer > Geometry > Add and you will wind up with a reset bounding box. Obviously if it is a group or a Curves layer more needs to be done.

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Hi @Brian Lucas,

Although not technically a 'reset', if you need to quickly edit an object that you've rotated you can use Cycle Selection Box on the Context Toolbar, with the Move Tool activated - image.png

This will change from 'base box' to 'regular bounds', which should show the non-rotated bounds for your rotated object, as such -

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I hope this helps :)

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3 hours ago, Brian Lucas said:

I believe Affinity Designer needs a tool to reset the bounding box like adobe illustrator.

Just curious but where would you want or need to do this to do something you can't do using the Cycle Selection Box feature @Dan C mentioned?

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I found a "workaround" on resetting the bounding box for the following objects:


GROUPS: Ungroup then regroup. Skew, rotation, and bounding box will be reset.

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SHAPES: It's impossible in itself but you can place it in a group to have the bounding box reset.

CURVES: Use an operation on your OBJECT. For me, I create a small rectangle and place it on a curve that I want to reset. I use ADD operation on them. Do take note that if you have round corners, they would be baked. I suggest that remove them first, and then reapply after resetting the bounding box. Also, the NEW OBJECT would have the fill and stroke of the OBJECT UNDERNEATH. In my example, it used the green fill instead of the red.

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I do hope that Affinity would have a simpler way to reset the bounding box permanently, but for now, these workarounds would do.

 

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2 hours ago, lalcimo said:

Use an operation on your OBJECT. For me, I create a small rectangle and place it on a curve that I want to reset. I use ADD operation on them.

Note: You don’t need to add the new layer before doing the Geometry operation, you can just select the layer and use Geometry Add. (This works with Curve, Curves and Shape layers – amongst others – but it will, as you say, bake shapes into curves.)

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22 hours ago, GarryP said:

Note: You don’t need to add the new layer before doing the Geometry operation, you can just select the layer and use Geometry Add. (This works with Curve, Curves and Shape layers – amongst others – but it will, as you say, bake shapes into curves.)

Ooh. I didn't know you could do that. XD

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