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I know there has been a few posts about snapping to intersections and I know that you plan to add it in a future update. I definitely want to see this implemented since it's an essential feature for my workflow, but there are a couple other snapping options I didn't see mentioned (I may have missed them, and if so, I apologize).

 

First, and this one I consider almost as important as intersection snapping, I'd really love to see the ability to snap guides to nodes as you drag them. Unless I'm missing something (and I very well could be since I'm new to Affinity), guides can't be snapped to anything when you drag them. The guide manager window is an AWESOME feature that I was very happy to find, but, when I'm working, having to open up a new window and type in exact x and y coordinates for 2 guides really breaks up my rhythm and can seriously slow down my work if I need to create a bunch of guides. Having the ability to snap a guide to any node I mouseover while dragging would make things far easier and faster.

 

Second, I'd really love to see the ability to snap to the midpoints of guide candidates. The ability to snap an object's midpoint to other snap points is great, I'd just love to see it taken one step further.

 

If anything I mentioned here isn't clear, please, post a reply and I'd be happy to clear up any confusion. Also, let me say that in the short time that I've been using Affinity Designer I really enjoy it, and I've probably only scratched the surface of what's its capabilities are! Thank you all at Serif!!!


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Guides can be snapped to things, just like any other object.  There is only one issue that they don't snap when first created.  That will be addressed one day.

 

As for snapping to curve nodes - that will also be addressed one day.  This has been covered in a couple of other threads.

 

 

ISecond, I'd really love to see the ability to snap to the midpoints of guide candidates. The ability to snap an object's midpoint to other snap points is great, I'd just love to see it taken one step further.

 

 

Not sure what you mean by this last bit - perhaps draw us a diagram?  You can already snap to the mid points of candidate bounds, if you turn the option on.


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Oh, and I don't know if it should be another topic, but... I would LOVE to have handle snapping - that I could snap handle to another point or to curve or to grid ...

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