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Hello

Is there a way to put arrow ends on a line?  I need to do this. I could do it in Serif Drawplus 8 but I can't see arrow options for the ends of lines in the sidebar when I use the pen tool.

Thank you

 

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Line ends are on the Designer roadmap in feature requests and will appear in a free update during the development of version one, but Designer is not DrawPlus and you will find many differences.


Patrick Connor

Serif (Europe) Ltd.

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Some creative workarounds have been posted on a thread somewhere. Search for arrowheads and I'm sure it will come up

 

Hello

Is there a way to put arrow ends on a line? I need to do this. I could do it in Serif Drawplus 8 but I can't see arrow options for the ends of lines in the sidebar when I use the pen tool.

Thank you


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Here are shortcuts to a couple of the solutions ronnyb was referring to:

 

Indicator arrow assets from lenuishttps://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/30290-indicate-arrow-asset-for-ui-design/?hl=arrow

 

Some brushes from ronniemcbride : https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/3723-arrow-brush/?hl=arrow (and further down that thread is a very clever trick for creating arrows using Affinity Designer's pressure profile, from ronnyb).

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Designer also has an Arrow Tool, but it creates vector shapes rather than lines with arrowheads. It is a bit cumbersome to use as a substitute for a line with an arrowhead & it is only useful when you want straight lines.


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(and further down that thread is a very clever trick for creating arrows using Affinity Designer's pressure profile, also from ronniemcbride).

 

Are you sure you aren't confusing Ronnie with Ronnyears.gif


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@Patrick - thank you. I realize the software is different.

 

But Serif sells this software as the replacement and sent emails saying that DrawPlus was no longer supported.

 

I was very happy using DrawPlus 8 and it did everything I need it to do to create my sewing patterns.  Patterns need a double headed straight arrow to indicate the grain of the fabric. Not having this facility in Affinity is a real problem for me.

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What can I say, we Ronny/ie's are a clever bunch... 

Good eagle eyes, @Alfred  :ph34r:  I bet you like to use Affinity's 1,000,000% zoom feature...  :P

 

Are you sure you aren't confusing Ronnie with Ronnyears.gif

 

 

Ack, so I did! Thanks Alfred!

 

Post edited to correct the attribution. My abject apologies to ronnyb.

 

 


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Hi ShinKaiZen,

Welcome to Affinity Forums :)

Our roadmap covers the whole app 1.x cycle (which may span more than a year) so not all planned features were implemented yet. The ones that aren't available yet will be added in the next updates (1.6, 1.7 etc until v2.0).

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14 hours ago, MEB said:

Hi ShinKaiZen,

Welcome to Affinity Forums :)

Our roadmap covers the whole app 1.x cycle (which may span more than a year) so not all planned features were implemented yet. The ones that aren't available yet will be added in the next updates (1.6, 1.7 etc until v2.0).

 

Thanks MEB. Very much appreciated this feedback :)

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Hi I know this answer is not ideal but follow these steps and see if it helps

View top menu, Studio, Character, you want to see all fonts and look for Wingdings 3.

Starting from the far left of the numbers row on the keyboard ( on a Mac ) start typing and you will hopefully see a series of arrow heads - choose

Then from the left toolbar select the pen tool and draw a line that you can resize and nudge over the end of your arrow.

Hope that helps where perfection is not necessary

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