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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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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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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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3 hours ago, baudot said:

For anyone who comes to this question now: 

The Arrow Tool now exists.

It has been included for years but it is an arrow shape tool, not the same as the much requested feature of arrow ends for open curves.


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My workaround for this is simply:

  1. Creating a line, making sure it's displaying the way I want
  2. creating a Triangle, and positioning it over the top of the line. 

It's an extra step, but it's given me the best results. 

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Indeed, arrow shape is different than arrow line.

As an alternative, yes, i also draw a line with pen tool and add a triangle shape and group them...

Would be helpful if the arrow line function could be added. Looking forward to that day... :):)

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Hi obtusity, thank you for sharing the links, super helpful :) :)

On 12/4/2016 at 4:28 AM, obtusity said:

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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I've been learning Designer and came here looking for arrowheads on lines. Really surprised it's lacking! Just wanted to throw a vote in for the feature. Glad it's on the roadmap.

Actually I was looking for it in the Publisher Beta but thought it'd at least be in Designer.

I'll look into the workarounds, but it seems like such a standard thing that shouldn't need a workaround.

Thanks.

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I've recently bought Affinity Designer and expected much. I tried to add an arrowhead to a line, and expected to find a good selection of different arrowheads but there's nothing, only a very simple group of caps. This is a fairly basic function I'd expect in a drawing package. Is it really still on the roadmap after several years?

It looks like it's back to 'Graphic' for now.  

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Incridible that this function is lacking. This app got an ultra modern UI but can't believe I am not able to draw a line then chose an arrow head.

The arrow shape is absolutely not a solution as if i want a curved arrow the head looks very strange.

 

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5 minutes ago, kingbily said:

Change a line or arrow
Right-click the line or arrow.
On the shortcut menu, click Format AutoShape.
In the Format AutoShape dialog, select the options you want. ...
To change the direction of an arrow, click on the beginning or end of the shape and drag to the location you want.

The Affinity apps don’t have AutoShapes. That’s a Microsoft Excel feature.


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