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merging anchors (or nodes)

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Hi all!


Im a new Affinity Designer user coming from Illustrator and other CAD programs.


I've been struggling a bit with the user experience with affinity, apparently I need to "relearn" how to use basic CAD operations such as joining 2 anchor points? This is a bit annoying and it feels a bit like reinventing the wheel...


How do I merge two end anchor points together?



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Hi brunoperry,

Welcome to Affinity Forums :)

Select the Node Tool drag one of the end nodes over the other (make sure you have snapping enabled), then drag a marquee selection around them (to select both) and press Join Curves from the context toolbar. If instead of nodes you have two paths selected this command will connect the closest nodes with a line. There's also a command to Close a Curve (shape) there.

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It seems to be a priority error, 'Align to Nodes..' does not take precedence over ''Snap to Geometry..' hence leaving a snap that you think goes to the node off enough to create redundant lines.
Also, the tool tips should all use 'snap' to avoid confusion.

While I'm at it, I really need a button to accelerate/force the "hover mouse over another object for a second to set it as aligning help", the function is awesome but it doesn't always activate and when it does it takes time :)

Edited by Jens Schmidt
I criticized your Tool Tip wording with a broken sentence, it has now been fixed :D
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Hi @Ragu,
Welcome to Affinity Forums :)
Close, will close the shape if it's an open path. If the nodes are from different paths, Close will close both paths so each one forms a shape - it does NOT connect the nodes of the different paths through a line.

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