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Hi I'm new here,

 

In Illustrator a simple click on the "Unite" pathfinder and/or "Minus front" will do the trick.

 

I understand this is not possible yet,

so whats the best way to do this in Designer?

 

Really want the go with Affinity now, so I hope someone can help, thanks

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Hi Olaf,

 

I don't quite understand your question I'm afraid could you please give me a bit more information so I can make sure you get the best help possible :)

 

C

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Hi Olaf Rubens,

Welcome to Affinity Forums :)

There's no easy way to solve this in Designer yet. If you were working only with fills, i would say to change the Layer ▸ Fill Mode to Winding (Non Zero), but it will not work for strokes.

So what i suggest is to duplicate the object, delete all nodes of the duplicate around the overlapping areas keeping just a section covering the "hole" (the yellow area in my example below), then perform an add boolean operation between the original and the duplicate.

 

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Hi Olaf Rubens,

Welcome to Affinity Forums :)

There's no easy way to solve this in Designer yet. If you were working only with fills, i would say to change the Layer ▸ Fill Mode to Winding (Non Zero), but it will not work for strokes.

So what i suggest is to duplicate the object, delete all nodes of the duplicate around the overlapping areas keeping just a section covering the "hole" (the yellow area in my example below), then perform an add boolean operation between the original and the duplicate.

 

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Hi thanks!

This will do the trick for now, and for the lines I can duplicate and move to back.

I hope you guys do a "unite pathfinder" that's a lifesaver :-)

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Hi Olaf,

 

I don't quite understand your question I'm afraid could you please give me a bit more information so I can make sure you get the best help possible :)

 

C

Hi, with a "unite" pathfinder you can do this in a simple click.

thanks

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Hi Olaf Rubens,

Welcome to Affinity Forums :)

There's no easy way to solve this in Designer yet. If you were working only with fills, i would say to change the Layer ▸ Fill Mode to Winding (Non Zero), but it will not work for strokes.

So what i suggest is to duplicate the object, delete all nodes of the duplicate around the overlapping areas keeping just a section covering the "hole" (the yellow area in my example below), then perform an add boolean operation between the original and the duplicate.

 

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 and on the same letter, what's the fastest way to remove/cut a line between nodes?

thanks.

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 and on the same letter, what's the fastest way to remove/cut a line between nodes?

thanks.

Well, a knife tool is on the Affinity Designer feature roadmap for a long time.  :(

 

The Break Curve Action or a second software are no optimal solutions.

 

The Vector Eraser still is only on the Common Feature Requests INDEX.  :(

BTW: MattP posted (14 November 2014):

It's fair to say that there will be a vector eraser in the future - all the code is already there except for just one tiny little bit that you wouldn't even think was that important - and it's that one little bit that changes the whole thing from being 'just another' implementation to a proper implementation - so until I can get that working (i.e. after I've delivered everything else I've promised, hehe) then it has to sit in my list - but at least it's there!
:(  :(  :(

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 and on the same letter, what's the fastest way to remove/cut a line between nodes?

 

 

Hi Olaf Rubens,

Select the Node Tool, click on one of the nodes, go to the context toolbar and press the Break Curve button (you can assign a custom shortcut to this action in the Preferences). Do the same for the other node. Now you can select just the segment and delete it.

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Hi Olaf Rubens,

Select the Node Tool, click on one of the nodes, go to the context toolbar and press the Break Curve button (you can assign a custom shortcut to this action in the Preferences). Do the same for the other node. Now you can select just the segment and delete it.

thank you :-)

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