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I bought it just because I'm really excited on the replacement potential of AI. But its REALLY necessary  to add arrows (at the ends of lines) and dash lines in my work as a UI designer. so Plz add this function into your product ASAP. I'm almost crazy and it really disturbs my work!!

 

I try to import PDF with dash lines into AD from other apps, but it doesn't recognize dash lines at all?????Whats this problem???

 

I looked around the bbs and found lots people who have the same needs. NOT only use the arrow tools!!!!! its really not easy to use!!!!

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The current MAS version doesn't do dashed lines, But the beta does...

 

Go to the Customer Beta section of the forum here. Since you bought a copy from the MAS, you can use this beta and install it side-by-side with the MAS version. 

 

Arrows, well, that's on the way. Myself, I'd rather have the Affinity developers "do it right" instead  of a half-baked implementation. Do check out the roadmap of features (https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/842-affinity-designer-feature-roadmap/ ). The Affinity people are aware of this issue and many more. Give them some time and I'm sure that the results will be spectacular. :)

 

BTW, welcome to the forum!


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Arrows, well, that's on the way … 

 

More than a year later it is not even on the roadmap, discussed or commented.  :(

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More than a year later it is not even on the roadmap, discussed or commented.  :(

I'm not sure which update added the arrow shape tool, but both AD & AP 1.4.1 have one. The tool isn't like that found in most other graphic apps -- instead of adding arrowheads to strokes, it creates arrow shapes (curves). On the upside there are lots of variations possible (see attached); on the downside the arrows can't be curved like with stroke based arrows.

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Dashed strokes are also available in the 1.4.1 versions.


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Apologies. I did not explain what I meant very well, which was just that I assume arrows are no longer on the roadmap because they added the arrow shape tool, which I'm guessing they think is enough.

 

But like a lot of other people I do not think that is enough & would also like to see arrowheads as an option for the end(s) of strokes, at the least for open curves. Having the shape options shown in the center box of my example would be nice, but for now I would settle for some simple arrowheads that for example scaled with stroke weight.


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Hi Oval, 

The developers are already implementing/adding features as fast as they can. We haven't introduced arrows yet but there was other improvements/features introduced during the last year and half and more will come as development progresses. We will get there at some point but we can't implement everything users request that fast. We would need an army of developers for that...

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I've updated the Designer road map to include arrow heads. I've no idea when they will be done, but it will be in a free update before 2.0. That's the best I can say at this time.

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... We would need an army of developers for that...

I suspect even an army of developers could never add everything users request. There will always be "one more thing" that some will feel is an essential missing feature ... & several different, often mutually conflicting ideas about how it should be implemented.

 

However it all plays out, I hope the developers can avoid the bloat that some apps have acquired over the years that require ever more powerful hardware to run even relatively simple operations at reasonable speeds.


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Hi Oval, 

The developers are already implementing/adding features as fast as they can. We haven't introduced arrows yet but there was other improvements/features introduced during the last year and half and more will come as development progresses. We will get there at some point but we can't implement everything users request that fast. We would need an army of developers for that...

 

We only were astonished that nobody answered zing0714 for such a long time, not that it was not implemented. A simple “Arrowheads are on our C F R I” (where it still is) some weeks later would have been great.

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Six months ago Matt wrote that he hoped to start in three months time. He knows how badly it is needed, and he wants to do it too. As it happened, he became too busy with other stuff and wasn't able to start it. I'm sorry, but that's what happens sometimes with software development. It's still on his list of things to do and he'll do it when he can. (The other stuff he is working on will be pretty cool, if that's any consolation.)

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Don't know if anyone has time to put together a timeline of past improvements, but I know if would be good for me to review them when I get impatient with the thing I'm still waiting for (for me the biggie is offset/contour)  It's easy to forget that SO much has been added in a rather short time, and all free updates!!

Would be good to view that next to the roadmap.  :-)

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Yes, please. Arrowheads at the end of lines is a must for my work. Illustrator does them wonderfully. However, I'd love to be able to leave Adobe ... but not until Affinity has arrowheads on lines.

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