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How can I set a custom grid setting to be visible as default when creating new drawing documents?

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I am used to Serif for Windows. Before I bought Affinity I was using Serif V8.


I design sewing patterns that need to be accurately sized. In Serif I could set the grid to 1" with 1/4" subdivisions, and the grid would open on every new document without me having to change anything.


I cannot see how to set this in Affinity. Is there a way? 


I've worked out how to set the grid to the measurements I need, but I cannot see anywhere that I can set this as the default for all new documents. Every time I create a new document the grid is invisible and when I tick it in the dropdown menu it has switched back to automatic and changed the default square size back and I have to reset it from automatic and select the advanced option before I can see my preferred grid style.


The only way I can work round this at the moment is to save a document with the grid switched on and set to the defaults I require, and open this and do a save as for any new documents.


Surely there must be a better way?

Thank you for any help you can give.


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Hi Popple,


At the moment the workaround you have been using is the only way to get the app to open with the same grid each time. We have had a lot of requests for a way to save a grid as default in the past so this is something we may consider for future updates :)



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Grid presets are already on my to do list.

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