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Hey guys,

I need to connect two elements I busted open on the node level. In Illustrator I would just use the pen tool click on the open nodes and make a line to the other node connecting it instantly. For some reason its not that simple here in AD. I must be doing something wrong.

 

Can I get a quick rundown on how the action panel works in conjunction with the snap panel. I tried looking at the Affinity videos and found nada. I also did a search and came across a thread that seemed to address this issue but it was way too gnarly in jargon and confusing.  :wacko:

 

Below is a screen shot of the two elements I wanna connect.

 

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Thanks.

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Affinity Designer 1.4.2 // Mac 2,3 GHz Intel Core i7

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Rad, thanks.

 

It helps a bit but the only think is I want to use to the pen tool to start from an open node and draw a line to another open node, then do the same on the bottom tow nodes making the two elements that were separate into one whole.

 

I am watching a video I found on You tube at the moment I will post up with the answer (if one is provided).

 

Thanks again for the vid.


Affinity Designer 1.4.2 // Mac 2,3 GHz Intel Core i7

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If you want to join the two objects without moving any of the end nodes, you can do it as follows:

 

1. Select both objects with the Node Tool

2. Press the 'Join curves' button on the Action toolbar

3. Press the 'Close curve' button on the Action toolbar


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SIIIIIIICK!  B)

 

Thanks duder, it worked. 

 

So anybody else reading this you have to follow Al's steps above, in that order.  You may have to do a little node tweakage afterwards but its way chiller than what can sometimes happen in Illustrator doing the same operation, nice.

 

Thanks again Alfred.

 

Now if only one could break multiple nodes at the same time, then some serious vector surgery could go down, hmmm...


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You're welcome, Modernus. :)

 

Breaking multiple nodes at the same time has certainly been requested before, but I don't know whether it's on the road map yet,


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