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I can't believe this seems so hard...I have two separate lines that meet at a vertex. I want to marquee select the area where they meet, then drag them to a new position.

 

I read this:

https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/596-node-tool/

I still don't have the ability to marquee select anything. I have tried selecting entire objects first, then switching to the node tool and dragging a new selection. No success.

 

I'm used to Illustrator where I can just select the points I want and drag.

 

 

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Hi finedesign,

Are the lines vertical or horizontal? There a few issues selecting nodes from vertical/horizontal lines. If that's the case ⇧ (shift)-click each node with the Node Tool to select them.

If not can you post a screenshot with the layers panel visible so i can see what's going on?

Thanks.

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Thanks for the screenshot. You must have both objects selected to be able to select nodes from them simultaneously. So ⇧ (shift)-click both lines on canvas with the Node tool to select them first (both objects should become highlighted in the Layers panel) then drag a marquee around the nodes you want to select.

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Would it not be simpler if you could select direct nodes with node tool marquee without prior selection? Seems to me unnecessary step (and this is request for feature :-)

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Would it not be simpler if you could select direct nodes with node tool marquee without prior selection? Seems to me unnecessary step (and this is request for feature :-)

There could be nodes from many different objects inside a marquee, including ones in lots of objects you don't want to be part of the selection. The requirement to pre-select only the objects whose nodes you want to be included avoids selecting ones in those you don't.


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There could be nodes from many different objects inside a marquee, including ones in lots of objects you don't want to be part of the selection. The requirement to pre-select only the objects whose nodes you want to be included avoids selecting ones in those you don't.

I guess that is a matter of taste. If selection area is very dense you could still activate nodes by shift clicking, or deselect unwanted by shift-clicking. Usually this is not a problem when zoomed close enough and simple marquee selection would be faster.

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With few exceptions, my AD documents are complex enough that it would be very tedious (& often confusing) to have to deselect unwanted nodes in objects I do not want to modify, nor would zooming in first allow me to enclose all the nodes of just the objects that I do want to modify in a single marquee selection.


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