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3 hours ago, tomgreen said:

 I'm guessing they will save all these requested features for version 2.0 meaning we will have to pay again making my initial investment a complete waste of money.

 

PS. this is also a +1 for offset path, if that makes any difference.

 

Hi tomgreen,

Welcome to Affinity Forums :)

That's not fair. We have disclosed all planned features for the 1.x cycle as soon as we released the application three years ago. Some of these features were already implemented in the program, others remain to be added for free (check the roadmap here) before version 2.0 comes out and quite a few others come from users requests despite not being initially planned. We have been as much transparent regarding this as possible. We are aware that there's still a lot to be done/add but we also have limited resources/relatively small dev teams so these things take some time.

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10 minutes ago, MEB said:

before version 2.0 comes out (for free)

 

You might want to re-word that, Miguel! :o

 


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Cartographer here. Can't wait to switch from Illustrator to the truly amazing Affinity Designer. But I do really need an Offset Path tool for my work, so I'm forced to stuck with Illustrator for now. Therefore:

 

+1 for the offset path tool!

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I don't think Affinity is holding out those bigger features like offset path for version 2.0 - even if they did, the app is 50 dollars - a minor amount in comparison to what Adobe expects us to pay each year. 
Affinity provides such hope for those of us sick of Adobe's predatory pricing policies. I think we're all anxious for Affinity to be able to fully handle our wishlist of tasks. On that note, another +1 for offset path functionality - I use that daily in my workflow with Illy. 

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On 10/17/2017 at 11:23 AM, grapher said:

2014 -> 2017 with no change on this simple task? So frustrating... 

+1

2014 -> 2019 .... :62_dizzy_face: 

We'll keep waiting?

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you mean 

On 2/6/2019 at 12:30 PM, Boldlinedesign said:

Based on tweets released today - it looks like its coming in the next release!

you mean 1.7.xx or 1.8.xx or 2.x.x ? :o)

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First post here.

 

I generally like Affinity Designer but I sooo miss Illustrator's Offset tool.

 

I use vector apps to lay out cutlines ( full size working drawings ) for stained glass windows. I'm currently doing layout for an 8 x 3.5 metre west window with 19 individual lights all of which require borders offset from their outer edges. I'm struggling with the Layer  Expand Layer  Geometry ▸ Divide workaround. It's proving very flakey on a project of this size.

 

Offset please.

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Yes it can't come too soon in my eyes


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I came back after a long layoff (still using AI :/) to AD to see if anything had moved on the offset/contour tool front (something that completely stops me from using AD) - here's the quote from 2014 ...

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We already have a contour tool in the back-end, and it's interactive - but it's just not finished properly at the moment... expect one to arrive one day soon!

Five years is a loooong time to be waiting for a basic major feature to be incorporated. I really thought that AD was going to be pro-active on this front, but it seems that 'bells and whistles' rather than core features seem to be the order of the day. Maybe in another five years when I've fully retired ...

/rant

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On 4/7/2019 at 2:31 PM, Igull said:

Five years is a loooong time to be waiting for a basic major feature to be incorporated. I really thought that AD was going to be pro-active on this front, but it seems that 'bells and whistles' rather than core features seem to be the order of the day.

Suggested working definitions for this & similar topics:

Core Features: ones I want to use
Bells And Whistles Features: ones I don't

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On 11/7/2017 at 11:26 AM, MEB said:

as quickly as possible it may still take a while until we can cover most of the functionality you find in other software. Please bear with us while we work on it.

That was in 2017, it's now 2019 + - I've pretty much dropped the notion that AD will ever produce a working offset tool (and I _don't_ mean the mess that is expand-a-stroke).

For that reason, I've just had to move on and assume that the money I spent buying AD for both platforms has been wasted - REALLY sad about that, not the money loss, but the fact that nothing has moved on this front :-(((

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On 11/24/2017 at 11:12 AM, dostucki said:

Cartographer here. Can't wait to switch from Illustrator to the truly amazing Affinity Designer. But I do really need an Offset Path tool for my work, so I'm forced to stuck with Illustrator for now. Therefore:

 

+1 for the offset path tool!

Here, too. I mainly draw network maps with Illustrator, also here the function "Offset Path" is essential.

+1

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