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LisaE

Locking one axis when I drag an item

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Hi there,

Is there a keyboard command I can use to lock one axis when I am dragging an item along another axis? i/e If I want to keep it on the y-axis height I've chosen, but drag along the x-axis, can I press a keyboard button to lock while I drag so that I don't lose the correct y axis?

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Nope - doesn't change anything. If I shift + drag it allows me to move in either axis. I'm trying to lock one, so that I can only drag horizontally but not adjust vertical position.... Unless there's somewhere I can set this function to a custom keyboard shortcut somehow? Does anybody know what this 'function' would be called?

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Hi LisaE,

No, currently there's no way to lock to an axis.

If you press and hold Shift while dragging and keep the object near the yellow guideline that appears you are able to adjust it's position along that axis, but If you move the cursor/object away the guideline it changes direction/axis.

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Thanks Oval. Can you explain how I'd do what you've suggested?

 

Working only with the keyboard (up, down, left, right, with/without pressed SHIFT). Change of the length of the steps: Preferences/Tools

 

Please have a look into your Affinity Designer Help: Object control/Transforming objects

 

HTH

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In Blender pressing x, y or z will constrain to those axis. If there was a way to set up Designer to behave in a similar way with x and y that would do it, although using shift as described above usually does it for me. :-)

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